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Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN)

The Space Communications and Spectrum Management Office manages the planning, formulation, implementation, and integration or projects and tasks assigned to the Glenn Research Center (GRC) that support the Agency Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) capabilities led by the Headquarters – managed SCaN Program.

The office also provides spectrum management and analysis for NASA, and supports the development of external partnerships and reimbursable opportunities to enhance and enable innovative new business in support of the GRC and Agency strategic plans.

The 2018 SCaN|SBIR Commercialization Workshop information

Advanced Communications Systems

Advanced Communications Systems consists of the following technology projects focused on developing these technologies to enable future NASA missions. Continued

Business Management

The GRC Business Management Office defines the business rhythm and cadence of the office in responding to the NASA HQ SCaN Program Office Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) cycle. Continued

Chief Safety Officer

The Office of Safety and Mission Assurance (OSMA) assures the safety and enhances the success of all NASA activities. Continued

Mission Commitment Office

The main purpose of the SCaN Customer Service Portal (CSP) is to provide a primary access point for potential users to find information/request SCaN services and for user missions to interface with the SCaN Mission Commitment Offices (Networks Integration Management Office (NIMO), Deep Space Commitment Office (DCO), and SCaN HQ.   Continued

Space Communications Architecture and Standards

The goal of Architecture and Standards is to identify future SCaN needs and technologies according to standard engineering, architecting and simulation/emulation processes and provide a program wide standard analysis environment. The following projects are included in the Space Communications Architecture and Data Standards area. Continued

Spectrum Management

NASA Spectrum Management is a Level 1 NASA function. The NASA Radio Frequency Spectrum Management Program develops policy and provides planning, coordination and, representation to secure necessary frequency spectrum in support of NASA’s present and future programmatic goals. Spectrum Management carries out its responsibilities both within the United States (National) and Internationally. Continued

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