PSS-T Services

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System Services for
Persistent Surveillance Systems-Tethered

System Services for Persistent Surveillance Systems-Tethered

Highly Experienced, Highly Successful PSS-T Operations

Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation (NASC) has the experienced personnel and critical expertise needed for highly successful PSS-T operations and services anywhere you need them. As a prime PSS-T Contractor, NASC has coordinated engineering, procurement, assembly, testing, staffing, and OCONUS deployment of 60 PSS-T aerostat systems and over 400 personnel. The success of these programs has been dependent on our demonstrated ability to recruit, train, and support the operators required for specific deployment operations.

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Highly Experienced,
Highly Successful PSS-T Operations

Nasc Pss T Intro
Photo by Edric Thompson*

Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation (NASC) has the experienced personnel and critical expertise needed for highly successful PSS-T operations and services anywhere you need them. As a prime PSS-T Contractor, NASC has coordinated engineering, procurement, assembly, testing, staffing, and OCONUS deployment of 60 PSS-T aerostat systems and over 400 personnel. The success of these programs has been dependent on our demonstrated ability to recruit, train, and support the operators required for specific deployment operations.

“In the five year period from 2009 through 2014 NASC performed in an outstanding manner; saving many US and coalition partner warfighters’ lives and earning the US Navy many commendations. Thankfully there were..."

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Demonstrated Proficiency

Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan demonstrated an urgent requirement for a low-cost, responsive, and persistent ISR system capable of elevating electronic payloads to an altitude of a few thousand feet above base camps, dispersed forces, convoys, and cleared roadways. These payloads offer advanced warning of incoming personnel or impending threats and are a proven cost-effective force multiplier in lieu of additional ground security. Since 2010 NASC has supported PSS-T system for multiple DOD, Government, and commercial organizations as a stand-alone ISR platform or as a part of ISR systems integrated with unattended ground sensors as well as manned and unmanned airborne collection platforms. NASC Technicians build, acquire, test, validate, and deliver PSS-T with Avionics Sensor Packages, each consisting of one or two EO/IR sensors both of which have narrow and wide area capabilities, one radar sensor hardware, and spare parts.

PSS-T Deployments & Experience

  • NASC has coordinated, engineered, procured, assembled, tested, and staffed successful PSS-T operations since 2010
  • OCONUS deployment of 60 PSS-T and over 400 personnel
  • Over 1800 personnel trained
  • Over one million ISR hours
  • Over 5000 SIGACTS detected with actionable results
  • Set up multiple training programs in the U.S. and abroad for our Foreign Military Service partners
  • Have securely transported ISR data captured on PSS-T over DOD and commercial networks including Fiber, MLOS, satellite, and cellular
  • Extensive experience in operating PSS-T sensor packages within different data classification environments
  • Proficient with Cross Domain Solutions for transporting ISR data between various classifications levels
  • Extensive experience building and maintaining Cybersecurity accreditation packages for PSS-T including DoD Risk Management Framework
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As a prime PSS-T Contractor, NASC has coordinated engineering, procurement, assembly, testing, staffing, and OCONUS deployment of 60 PSS-T aerostat systems and over 400 personnel.

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Payload Integration and Testing

NASC Operators identify and propose additional sensor development and integration necessary for PSS-T systems based upon the tactical environment and feedback from Combatant Commanders or Flight Directors. Payload integration is a critical component of successful PSS-T deployment. NASC crew members evaluate the proposed location of each payload to ensure precision load balancing and non-interference with adjacent equipment. NASC crew members and technicians are highly adept at incorporating advanced sensors and other ISR equipment into the PSS-T aerostat platform. We perform extensive laboratory and/or CONUS-based acceptance, operations, flight testing, engineering, and technical support for the Demonstration, Test, and Evaluation of these systems. PSS-T modifications and upgrades are a critically important additional service offered by NASC PSS-T crews.

Program Management And Configuration Management
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NASC provides PSS-T program management with planning, execution, monitoring, controlling, and closing project processes. We continuously employ systems engineering processes for establishing and maintaining consistency by evaluating operational and performance matrixes.

Logistics And Personnel Requirement PSS T

NASC logistics personnel package and deploy PSS-T equipment meeting all HAZMAT, DOD and ITAR requirements from CONUS locations to multiple international operational detachments. Our employees receive all deployed training prerequisites including security clearances as needed. Operational personnel include Team Leads, Field Operators, Logisticians, Field Service Representatives, Technicians, and Instructors. Team leaders are selected during training sessions based on performance.

NASC PSS-T Personnel Resources:

  • NASC maintains a database of experienced PSS-T personnel
  • The database contains over 600 highly-qualified individuals
  • Each individual has multiple years of PSS-T experience
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Experienced and knowledgeable NASC staff members perform field evaluations and on-site repairs to minimize mission loss at remote FOBs with assistance from our extensive vendor supply network. The maintenance actions include evaluating cameras, computers, and fiber optic lines.  Fiber Optic line splicing is conducted in the field as necessary. Troubleshooting is conducted based on manufacturer’s documentation. Circuit boards are replaced as necessary. Replacement parts are stocked based on MTBF data.  Aerostat maintenance includes corrosion control and lubrication.  Preventative maintenance and inspection is conducted based on manufacturers recommendation.

Pss T Training Accordion

PSS-T operators ensure safety 24/7 for mission operations and maintain battle space superiority and situational awareness. Training conducted by NASC instructors ensures contractors, DoD, or government representatives exceed operational proficiencies to achieve deployed mission objectives. All NASC PSS-T Instructors are previously deployed operators capable of teaching multiple aerostat platforms and sensor payloads. Our instructors also receive vendor certifications on software, hardware, equipment, and payload systems.

PSS-T Training Program is a Six Week Curriculum:

  • Week 1 – Concentrates on all aspects of the ground control station
  • Weeks 2 and 3 – Details operation of camera system and associated software
  • Weeks 4 and 5 – Hands-on operation of the Aerostat including launch and recovery
  • Week 6 – Concept of operation including conducting operational scenarios using live targets
Successful PSS T Operations

Systems Engineering:

  • Configuration Management & Planning
  • Network Engineering
  • Test & Evaluation
  • Tech Data Package

Product Support Management:

  • Supply Support
  • Package Handling
  • Storage and Transportation
  • Field Level & Depot Level Response
  • Maintenance Planning & Management
  • Reset
  • Depot Public/Private Partnership
  • System Safety
  • Training
  • Technical Manuals

Operations:

  • Flight Ops Center Support
  • Aerostat Crew
  • Aerostat Operations
  • Operations Reporting
  • Drawdown
  • Demobilization
  • Surge

Logistics Services:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • 3rd Party Logistics Supplier
  • Procurement
  • ITAR & EAR Compliance
  • Inventory Control
  • HAZMAT Compliance

A Legacy of Exemplary Performance

NASC is a proven expert provider of PSS-T System and ISR services whether inside the U.S. or abroad. We have acquired, integrated, and tested over 60 PSS-T systems and recruited and trained over 1,800 employees and subcontractors who have operated the systems OCONUS. NASC is proud to have served and supported the warfighter with the detection of over 5,000 SIGACTS that helped to save the lives of many U.S. and coalition partner military personnel.

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