Aeronautical Systems


The Aeronautical Systems division brings a diverse background of military, civilian and government contractor experience encompassing both U.S. and foreign manned and unmanned aircraft systems. This background includes extensive aeronautical experience and knowledge in flight test, flight test management, program management, and systems safety.  Additional expertise is maintained in aircraft design, radar, offensive/defensive electronic protection, and infrared and electro-optical design and cueing systems.  We have aircraft simulator experience in 3D audio, helmet-cued 3D nav systems, helmet-mounted weapons cueing and employment, sensor fusion, human factors, and advanced cockpit design.
 

This very diverse aviation background helps us provide customer support in most any phase of the life cycle of an aeronautical system. Experience specific to various aircraft or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems is listed below.


 

A-7D

Low Altitude Night Attack (LANA) Follow-On Test and Evaluation (FOT&E).  Analysis of radar operation/integration with LANA pod, co-channel interference, and Operational Flight Program (OFP) software evaluation.

F-22

Part of initial cockpit design team at US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Worked all aspects of Pilot Vehicle Interface (PVI), weapons switchology and employment, and Heads Up Display (HUD) design.

F-14A/D

Radar (AWG-9 and APG-71), Electronic Counter Measures (ECM), Electronic Counter-Counter Measures (ECCM), OFP, and weapons performance against a foreign fighter.

F-15C

Radar (APG-63 and 70), Electronic Warfare Warning Set (EWWS), Tactical Electronic Warfare System (TEWS), OFP, radar and weapons performance against a foreign fighter. Included Multi-Stage Improvement Program (MSIP) and MSIP II aircraft.

F-16

Block 25/30/40/50 and Foreign Military Sales technology. Radar (APG-66 and 68 ver 5/7/9) ECM, ECCM, Electronic Protection (EP), pre-ECAP (Electronic Combat Adaptive Processing). Performed OFP, Software Capabilities Upgrades (SCUs), radar and weapons performance against a foreign fighter.

F/A-18

ECM, ECCM, OFP, radar and weapons performance against a foreign fighter.


Determined capabilities and limitations of Gen 4 foreign fighter compared to US fighter aircraft.


A different Gen 4 foreign fighter was secured, cockpit checkout performed and first draft of checklists written.

F-117

Involved in all upgrades, weapons modifications, aircraft enhancements, and low observables.

SR20/22

Envelope expansion, gross weight increase, flight control design, larger engine installation, and advanced avionics upgrades and integration. 

R/MQ-1A/B

Performed liaison duties between Test Detachment and operational squadron. Conducted missions both CONUS and OCONUS.

MQ-9

Part of initial requirements team, involved in all aspects of design and testing.


Gen 6 advanced cockpit systems design and integration.

T-38

Assisted Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) team in designing the T-38C cockpit.