Boeing Completes GPS OCS Security Upgrade Developmental Testing

By | September 29, 2009 | Government, ST Briefs

[Satellite TODAY 09-29-09] Boeing completed developmental system testing on the U.S. Air Force‘s Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite ground control system, known as the Operational Control Segment (OCS), for the addition of a new security capability, the company announced Sept. 28.

    The test demonstrated that the unit’s Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) software upgrade meets all contractual system requirements. SAASM is designed to protect GPS receivers against fake satellite signals sent by adversaries.
    “The team’s emphasis on system integration and risk reduction provides the Air Force with high confidence in our ability to continue to meet the GPS mission and maintain the 100 percent system performance we have delivered since the new OCS went operational in 2007,” said Boeing Vice President Craig Cooning, in a statement.
    The GPS OCS system now enters the operations suitability test phase to meet Boeing’s goal of implementing its new security measures later this year.

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