South Pole Station Modernization

Working for a Maryland-based engineering firm under contract to the National Science Foundation, Access Network Solutions provided IV&V services on the South Pole Station Modernization (SPSM) project.

The SPSM project involved the design and construction of a new elevated station to replace the iconic geodesic dome that was constructed during the mid-1970’s.

Access Network Solutions provided design review and contractor oversight services for the numerous Information Technology systems required in the new building. Some of the systems included a new Gigabit local area network backbone that provided the connectivity between the new building and all outlying science buildings, interface to the satellite communications facilities, design and population of a consolidated data center, along with a secondary, off-site data center.