Mobile User Objective System (MUOS)
The Mobile User Objective System is being developed as a replacement to the UFO (UHF Follow On) constellation for IOC in 2007. It will provide global SATCOM narrowband (64kpbs and below) connectivity for voice, video and data for US and Allied services. The MUOS study is part of an ACAT-1D program headed by SPAWAR to develop a system for the mobile user-on-the-move. Key trade analyses are needed for waveform selection (DS-SS CDMA, TDMA, DAMA, etc.), effects of real world interference and fading (ionospheric scintillation, etc.), antenna and multi-element beam array and active phased array beam designs. MUOS is the first PEO-SCS contracting effort that uses a Statement of Objectives (SOO) versus Statement of Work (SOW) in the Request for Proposal. A SOW is basically the Government telling a contractor what to do and how to do it. A SOO outlines what the Government requirements are and gives the contractor the flexibility to propose what the solution should be to meet these requirements.
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Updated Thursday, April 13, 2000 8:00:03 AM