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Systems Engineering and Integration

Through analysis, modeling, and simulation systems engineers at SPA help decision makers identify problems, assess risks, optimize resources, develop strategies, and test and refine new ideas. SPA has a talented staff of engineers with experience in analyzing alternative and successor systems as well as conducting technical trade-offs for military and industry clients. SPA also conducts site survey and identification of physical security system vulnerabilities and solutions for national strategic assets.

Our talented and proven analysts provide the following core capabilities:

  • Requirements engineering
  • System integration
  • Engineering/design trade studies
  • Requirements development and assessment
  • Risk assessments
  • Software & technology assurance
  • Technical planning & management
  • Interface management
  • Test & evaluation

Our work has included strategic missile and weapon system characteristics definitions, analysis to support selection of strategic warheads for Trident II (D5), tactical missile effectiveness modeling, and technical assessments and recommendations for insertion of new technology into information and electronic warfare programs.

Our systems engineering capabilities include configuration management, safety (ordnance and general), vulnerability identification, and analysis of environments, products, statistical data, and workflows. Commonly used software packages include EXTEND, MATLAB, FATEPEN, PRODAS, BRL-CRD, TurboCAD, and Google SketchUp.

SPA presents systems engineering results in a framework for the customer to select an optimal, cost-effective system of vessels, weapons, and manpower to meet requirements. SPA also presents assessment results in a weighted, risk-based framework for programmatic decision makers to determine the most cost effective was to mitigate known vulnerabilities and prioritize finding.

SPA's approach provides decision makers with timely, flexible, and cost-effective integrated systems solutions.