Systems Engineering

Comprehensive analysis to support engineering solutions.

S3 provides high-end systems engineering support in order to establish the technical framework and methodology for delivering materiel capabilities to the war-fighter.  Our efforts encompass the entire set of scientific, technical, and managerial support efforts needed to conceive and evolve requirements, develop and verify capabilities, and deploy, support, sustain, and eventually dispose of robust products, platforms, systems, or integrated System-of-Systems/Family of Systems to meet user needs.

S3 applies critical analysis and assessment to produce a coherent, improved capability and to balance conflicting design constraints with cost, schedule, support ability, security, and performance considerations while maintaining an acceptable and stable level of risk.  We document our engineering planning in the Systems Engineering Plan (SEP), which identifies the most effective and efficient path to deliver the desired capability – from identifying user needs and concepts through delivery and sustainment.

S3 customers benefit from our systems engineering approach, methodology, and many years of experience that are essential to delivering realistic and achievable program performance, schedule, and cost goals; integrated, consistent, and repeatable processes that achieve optimal levels of low risk; and enduring, professional insight into system life-cycle resource requirements.

S3 has strong capabilities to support engineering requirements in DoD, all US Military Services, and other selected security agencies with materiel requirements.  The dominant share of our experience is with the US Army for aviation, missile, communications and electronics, and close combat systems.

Engineering

S3 provides technical support to the US Army, other Military Services, and selected government agencies for aviation engineering.  Types of functional support are listed below:

  • Assist customer review of US civil, military and Partner Nation airworthiness programs
  • Assist in coordinating customer interface with other Military Services and other Government Agencies that operate aircraft
  • Assist in the development of maintenance and systems engineering Standard Operating Procedures
  • Assist in the analysis and improvement of Condition Based Maintenance procedures
  • Assist customer in review, design, development, modification, and sustainment of airworthiness standards
  • Provide specific technical engineering support to platform (aircraft) project managers
  • Support customer development of engineering policies and procedures
  • Support development and sustainment of standardized business practices

Software and Simulation Integration

S3 provides engineering and integration support for the development of simulation, software, and primary/ancillary systems.

  • Conducts modeling and simulation for analysis and performance forecasting
  • Provides technical assistance to customer in managing development / integration
  • Provides software and systems integration support
  • Supports software engineering development and testing
  • Supports simulation design engineering and testing
  • Supports systems design and development
  • Supports life cycle management requirements for simulation, software, and systems

Technical Engineering Support

S3 assists its customers in executing engineering support function for aviation, missiles, communications and electronics, and simulation/simulators.  S3 often delivers this support through Government platforms and systems Project Managers (PM).  Functional capabilities making up this support are listed below:

  • Assists customers with designing management framework for engineering solutions
  • Conducts Test and Evaluation of components and systems
  • Designs and implements product assurance programs
  • Designs, implements, and maintains product and process configuration management
  • Evaluates emerging technology and integration requirements
  • Provides industrial base risk analysis and identifies emerging requirement

Weapons Systems Support

S3 provides engineering life cycle management support to a significant number of aviation, close combat, and missile weapon systems.  Representative systems include the Javelin, HellFire Missile, ATACMS, 2.75 FFAR Rocket System, and the Missile Launch Rocket System (MLRS).  In addition to providing engineering and integration support to these and other systems, S3 also makes available  cyber assessment and protection solutions, particularly for systems with RF tracking and navigation systems.  Functional assistance provided routinely to our customers includes the following:

  • Assesses component acceptability and develops integration plan
  • Assists customer in preparing subsystem and system level integration plan
  • Conducts requirements research and development
  • Supports customer in identifying, evaluating, and selecting viable solutions
  • Supports integration and testing of data links, sensors, fire control computers, and global navigation
  • Supports life cycle management enterprise for technology
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