Communications and Networks encompass the emerging environment in networking and computing, which includes the utility components required to establish server hosting environments, including large server virtualization environments, distributed processing, as well as data storage and security. Military examples include Consolidated Afloat Network Enterprise Services (CANES) and software-defined radios and the largescale engineering required to field commodity/commercial computing and network devices and software in a military shipboard and shore environment. It also includes terrestrial telecommunication services and wireless communication devices and systems.
SSC Pacific Unique Communication and
- Computing Infrastructure
- End-to-end test facility including a variety of network
- Network design system engineering
- Communications infrastructure
- Satellite Communications-Land-based Test Facility
which includes unique protected and wideband
satellite test capabilities
- Network design system engineering
- Optical communications
- Antenna model range
- RF and Optical Propagation Analysis and Test Facility
- Joint Tactical Radio System test and evaluation facilities
Some of SSC Pacific’s current Communications and Networks efforts include:
Consolidated Afloat Network and Enterprise Services (CANES): The Navy’s next-generation tactical afloat network provides a common computing environment,
which includes an adaptable IT platform that can rapidly meet changing warfighting requirements.
Automated Digital Network System (ADNS): ADNS supplies the tactical wide area network (WAN) component of the naval communications system, providing surface,
ship, submarine, airborne, tactical-shore, and shorebased WAN gateway services management. ADNS Increment III increases network capacity by adding the ability to utilize higher bandwidth available with newer satellite communication (SATCOM) systems.
Enhanced Polar Satellite System Gateway (EPSGW): EPS will provide continuous coverage in the polar region for secure, jam-resistant, strategic, and tactical
communications to support peacetime, contingency, homeland defense, humanitarian assistance, and wartime operations. The system consists of two EHF communications payloads hosted on satellites operating in highly elliptical orbits, and the EPS Gateway, which connects the EPS Ground Station with other communication systems and the Global Information Grid (GIG).
Mobile User Objective System (MUOS): MUOS is a narrowband military communications satellite system that supports a worldwide, multi-service population of users in the ultra-high frequency band. The system provides increased communications capabilities to newer, smaller terminals while still supporting interoperability with legacy terminals. MUOS is designed to support users that require greater mobility, higher bit rates, and improved operational availability.
OCONUS Navy Enterprise Network (ONE-Net) and Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN): These Navy networks deliver comprehensive, end-to-end information and telecommunication services to Navy shore commands using a common computing environment. The networks represent continuous evolution of the Department of the Navy enterprise networks to provide secure, net-centric data and services to Navy and Marine Corps personnel.
With the Warfighter
Networking on the Move (NOTM): NOTM enables maneuvering units to collaborate, access tactical database/information resources and execute digital orders. In response to an Urgent Needs Statement, SSC Pacific personnel working with Office of Naval Research (ONR), MARCORSYSCOM, and SSC Atlantic can rapidly integrate and field several units in support of combat operations.
The units provide robust, beyond line-of-sight (BLOS) command and control (C2) capability with the added ability to view full motion video integrated onto tactical vehicular platforms and are fielded to all elements across the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF). The units are connected via wideband SATCOM and tactical radio data networks so that the system provides commanders and staff with mobile, remote access to networks available in rear Combat Operations Centers (COCs) while at the halt or on the move.
The units have been developed and integrated and continue to evolve based on feedback from the users and operators, so that the systems are responsive to their needs and requirements.
As stated by our Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) sponsor: “The performance of … the SSC Pacific team is well above any reasonable expectation … possess technical expertise in the areas of on-the-move SATCOM, digital networking and engineering management that is light years ahead of all other warfare centers … leadership, skill, and hard work have been ABSOLUTELY CRUCIAL to the Marine Corps’ program … the impact of NOTM on Marine Corps warfighting capability and combat readiness cannot be overstated. NOTM is now considered by Marine leaders at every command echelon to be the very underpinning of the way we execute maneuver warfare.”