SPAWAR posts RFI for GPS-based position, navigation, and timing service hardware
On May 22, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command issued the following request for information (RFI) for global positioning system (GPS) based positioning, navigation, and timing service production (Solicitation Number: SPAWAR_Headquarters_MKTSVY_104712). Questions and comments are due by June 30; white papers are due not later than July 30 at 2:00pm Pacific.
The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), in support of the Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (PEO C4I)Communications Program Office (PMW/A 170) is seeking information from industry regarding the a future competitive procurement of Global Positioning System (GPS) Based Positioning Navigation and Timing Service hardware.
GPNTS receives, processes, and distributes three dimensional position, velocity, acceleration, attitude, time and frequency in the formats required by shipboard user systems. GPNTS is a single Program of Record (POR) for U.S. Navy ships as well as potential U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) platforms. The Navy plans to install GPNTS systems on the following platforms: Carrier, Fixed Wing Aircraft, Nuclear (CVN), Guided Missile Cruiser (CG), Guided Missile Destroyer (DDG), Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Amphibious Assault Ship -General Purpose (LHA), Amphibious Assault Ship Multipurpose (LHD), Amphibious Transport Dock (LPD), and
Landing Ship, Dock (LSD). GPNTS is being designed to accommodate back-fit of current legacy PNT systems and forward-fit of new platforms, in accordance with the GPNTS Technical Requirements Document (TRD) and
Statement of Work (SOW).
The GPNTS system is currently being developed using a commercial, open-systems architecture approach, to meet user requirements in a net-centric Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) environment. The GPNTS system incorporates embedded Non-Developmental Item (NDI) military-grade Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) GPS receivers, and includes anti-jam GPSantenna systems as Government Furnished Property (GFP). The GPNTS system includes three (3) configurations, Configuration A (one rack) for smaller surface combatants, Configuration B (two rack) for large surface combatants, and Configuration C (three rack) for large surface combatants requiring Synchro Generation capability. In addition, the U.S. Air Force GPS Directorate is currently developing Military Code (M-Code) capable Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE). MGUE is currently planned to be available for GPNTS integration and test in Fiscal Year (FY) 16.
Pending the results of this effort, the GPNTS program will decide whether to initiate production with an M-CODE configuration, or transition from the SAASM configuration to M-code at a point in time after GPNTS has entered production.
Full information is available here.