IN BRIEF: Air Force looks for companies to design replacement modem for GPS antenna ground station

U.S. Air Force officials are surveying industry to find companies able to design a new space-ground link system (SGLS) modem to replace outdated SGLS modem technology for the AN/FRC-178 antenna ground station. The Air Force Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, issued a sources-sought notice (FA8250-13-SS-GPSSGLSMODEM) for the GPS SGLS Modem Design project, which seeks to design a new GPS ground antenna for the AN/FRC-178. The redesigned antenna must be form, fit, function, and interface (FFFI) replacements for the legacy SGLS modem. The Air Force is trying to identify companies with the skills, experience, and knowledge necessary to design the SGLS modem. The AN/FRC-178 interfaces with GPS satellites and master control stations. It is unmanned, receives commands, and returns data via an encrypted telecommunications link.

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