Common Subsystem Overview

The CCPDS-R project produced a large-scale, highly reliable command and control system that provides missile warning information used by the National Command Authority. The procurement agency was Air Force Systems Command Headquarters, Electronic Systems Division, at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. The primary user was US Space Command, and the full-scale development contract was awarded to TRWs Systems Integration Group in 1987. The CCPDS-R contract called for the development of three subsystems:

1. The Common Subsystem was the primary missile warning system within the Cheyenne Mountain Upgrade program. It required about 355,000 source lines of code, had a 48-month software development schedule, and laid the foundations for the subsystems that followed (reusable components, tools, environment, process, procedures). The Common Subsystem included a primary installation in Cheyenne Mountain, with a backup system deployed at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.

2. The Processing and Display Subsystem (PDS) was a scaled-down missile warning display system for all nuclear-capable commanders-in-chief. The PDS software (about 250,000 SLOC) was fielded on remote, read-only workstations that were distributed worldwide.

3. The STRATCOM Subsystem (about 450,000 SLOC) provided both missile warning and force management capability for the backup missile warning center at the command center of the Strategic Command.

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What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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