The Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking (SARSAT) United States Mission Control Center (USMCC) system—managed by the NOAA NESDIS Office of Satellite Processing and Operations (OSPO)—relays distress signals from emergency beacons carried by aviators, mariners and land-based users to search and rescue (SAR) services. The goal of the SARSAT program is to reduce human risk and economic consequences as a result of natural or human-induced emergencies.
In February, ERT was notified of our successful bid for the SARSAT USMCC Operations, Maintenance, and Technical Support contract. For this effort, ERT will provide computer operations of the USMCC system on a 24/7 around-the-clock basis, as well as data entry and database administration functions. Software support will consist of corrective, adaptive, and perfective maintenance to support the USMCC mission. Technical support will include maintaining IT hardware and system software, supporting IT security activities, performing analysis, and supporting national and international meetings.