Marine Corps Systems Command
TSC’s first four full years as a Prime contractor under our Blanket Purchase Agreement with the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) has been marked by rapid and sustained growth. Over this time, TSC has amassed a team of twenty-nine subcontractors; and we have won new work on several programs that totaled $X.XM in annual sales in the Specialty Engineering Domain. In addition, TSC is a subcontractor to five other prime contractors in the Engineering & Scientific, Acquisition Logistics, and Business & Analytical domains. Our Stafford, VA office, which was opened in December 2006, is managed by a former Marine Corps Colonel as Director of Marine Corps Programs.
Current engineering and acquisition support work is primarily for two customers: the Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC) and MCSC. Our work with MCCDC is primarily to fulfill the requirements of the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS), the portion of the overall defense acquisition system that emphasizes joint review of program requirements and that develops the analytical documents needed for acquisition Milestone decisions. A prime example of this work is our Capabilities Design Document and Capabilities Production Document for the Integrated Air and Missile Defense support contract.
For MCSC, we have continued to provide engineering, modeling and simulation, and logistics support to the next generation Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) radar program; information technology support, New Equipment Training (NET) curriculum development, instructional systems design, and engineering support for the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV); the Emergency Response System infrastructure analysis and support; the Marine Corps Network Operations and Security Center (MCNOSC) IT Enterprise Service Design Plans and Marine Corp Enterprise Network and site specific SOPs; the Blue Force Situational Awareness software logistic support; the Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long Range Radar (3DELRR) acquisition requirements support; and programmatic support to PM Radars. Other work included the completion of the Performance Based Logistics (PBL) Business Case Analysis for the long range AN/TPS-59(V)3 radar, development of a model to evaluate potential sustainment solutions for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles being built for the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, a radar Kill-Chain Analysis and development of acquisition documents for the Joint Biological Tactical Detection system.
US Marine Corps Systems Command
Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR)
In direct support of PM, Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR), Program Executive Office – Land Systems (PEO-LS), Technology Service Corporation (TSC) presently provides PM G/ATOR systems engineering, logistics, and modeling and simulation support.
As part of TSC’s system engineering support, we develop software simulations and tools to calculate and assess radar performance parameters in specified radar, environmental, geometric, and electronic jamming environments. These measures of performance facilitate maximum detection range determination, false alarm rate, clutter sub-visibility, detection sensitivity to jamming waveforms, tracking accuracies in range and angle, and moving target indication performance as functions of radar, environmental, geometric, and electronic countermeasure environments. As an integral part of the software engineering support, TSC evaluates all phases of software operating systems and application programs engineering, including design, analysis, and modeling to include:
- Review of systems specifications, systems architecture, hardware limitations and technical documentation,
- Review of new concepts and approaches for the design, development, and implementation of software engineering applications,
- Review of complex design specifications and parameters.
TSC provides support for all aspects of the G/ATOR array including array tuning and calibration at Northrop Grumman’s near-field range facility, as well as test planning and execution. The TSC team continues the development and application of a comprehensive modeling and simulation strategy that will provide both PM Radars and PM G/ATOR with empirical data points, the ability to depict “what if” scenarios, and to formulate optimal technical and business strategies.. The modeling and simulation will also allow program managers to leverage commonality across multiple radar platforms in developing performance and investment targets. Prominent examples of models developed by TSC that have significant potential to provide useful support to the USMC include:
- Matlab Modular Active Array Simulation (MMAARSIM),
- Signal Generation and Processing (SGP)_,
- Firm Track Initiation Range (FTIR),
- Fire Finding Performance Evaluation Model (FFPEM).
In support of the G/ATOR Chief Engineer, TSC provides ‘in-plant’ government representation. This includes active participation in various levels of vendor integration and testing from subassembly to system level. As part of this effort, TSC provides technical assistance to the vendor as well as status reports and recommendations to the government.