ground system


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ground system

[′grau̇nd ‚sis·təm]
(electromagnetism)
The portion of an antenna that is closely associated with an extensive conducting surface, which may be the earth itself.
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Also, the Harris-built enterprise ground system will direct the satellites, operate the six satellite instruments, including the ABI, and process the significant increase in new data.
Hundreds of highly capable ground systems, operations centers, radars and telescopes span the Earth.
"The new SGSS lab provides NASA with an extremely efficient and cost-effective path to Space Network ground system modernization," said Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics Mission Systems.
Ground station applications "were so interwoven with IT operating systems and services, that anytime you made any change you had to change the entire ground system from the IT layers to services and applications."
The memo obtained by The Washington Times revealed that the army's Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) flunked a readiness test and does not confirm the source of outside Internet addresses entering the classified database.
Moreover, the company will be responsible for the management, system engineering, validation and verification of the ground system.
In Steven Zenishek and David Usechak's, "Net-Centric Warfare and its Impact on System-of-Systems," the authors describe the implementation of the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System Block 10.2 and its implications.
A program to develop major upgrades to the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) is underway, with designers building on the 1970s-era U-2 Ground Station system to integrate multiple intelligence systems into a single, worldwide, network-centric information, intelligence, and reconnaissance (ISR) enterprise that can deliver time-critical decision-quality information.
The 110th MI Battalion soldiers provided good insight on how to improve the operational effectiveness of the Prophet Ground system. They stated that their Transcription and Analysis (T&A) Section was overwhelmed while performing nodal analysis and line-of-bearing (LOB) plotting on Prophet information.
The effects of Net-Centric Warfare (NCW) and its impact on the acquisition of System-of-Systems constructs as experienced by the acquisition of the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System Block 10.2 are examined.
A key use of the extra seven months, says institute spokesman Ray Villard, will be the continuing refinement of the Science Operations Ground System, whose software incorporates "upwards of 2 million lines of code."
As part of the IPES contract, NGS, along with sub-contractors Integral Systems Inc and Carr Astronautics will provide NESDIS OSD with highly specialised support and expertise associated with the design and development of end-to-end solutions for the current series of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) ground system components.

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