Army posts sources sought for wideband SATCOM trend analysis an anomaly resolution
On October 4, the U.S. Army posted a sources sought for wideband SATCOM trend analysis and anomaly resolution sub-system/WSOMS mediated interoperability infrastructure (WSTARS/WMII).
Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems (PM DCATS), Product Lead, Wideband Enterprise Satellite Systems (PL WESS), Fort Belvoir, VA is seeking information from large and small businesses experienced in providing and supporting military satellite control in order to gage industry capacity and capability for providing the operational implementation of a cloud like solution for network management for communications within the SATCOM network operations center.
The WMII will utilize existing FlexPod equipment to set the basis of the full solution. Other sub-systems within the SATCOM Network Operations Centers will be virtualized on the WMII infrastructure, and the communications paths amongst these sub-systems will comply with the WMII Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). In addition to virtualization and SOA, the WMII will house the consolidated/centralized database (DB) for utilization between all sub-systems. The existing sub-system DB’s may require the utilization of an Extract-Translate-Load (ETL) to populate the consolidated/centralized database.
The WSTARS will provide the overarching management of all sub-systems, providing situational awareness to all users of the Wideband SATCOM Operations Management System (WSOMS). The software developed to accomplish this will provide a visual map of the networks managed, data analytic tools to support decision making, trouble ticketing to track issues. The networks managed will be both the terrestrial WSOMS and RMCE networks, and the satellite WGS networks. The data analytic tool will be set to support the Controllers, Operations Analyst, Company Commanders, Wideband Watch Officer and any other deemed personnel, to make succinct decisions to correct issues within the satellite network. The tool will be customizable to capture the needs of those tasked with controlling the WGS constellation. Future development of trend analysis and anomaly resolution will progress to an automated correct of these errors based upon Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). The trouble ticket software shall provide traceability and continuity by carrier/customer links within the satellite network. It shall be a query-able tool to support the data analytics and situational awareness.
Full information is available here.