SEG supports Navy and Missile Defense Agency programs in a broad spectrum of systems engineering that includes system requirements definition, specification development, data reduction and analysis, performance analysis, trade studies, and modeling and simulation. SEG's M&S capability includes a sophisticated end-to end combat system performance model comprised of a federation of sensor, weapon control, interceptor, and threat models. SEG has been a key participant in the development of a new multi-channel Coherent Data Collection System (CDCS) and an extensive set of data analysis tools to analyze the performance of the AN/SPY-1 Radar.
Missile Systems Engineering
SEG is working with the Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Navy to support integrated air and missile defense system design and evaluation. SEG's areas of expertise include: high fidelity missile modeling and simulation, research and development, and missile systems engineering, design, and performance analysis. We have pioneered the concept of fully correlated, time-synchronized flight dynamics and RF/IR signature data to support high fidelity simulation and real-time hardware-in-loop (HWIL) applications. These characterizations are used for weapon system requirements development, shipboard tactical data bases, trade studies, design, evaluation, and test.
Radar Systems Engineering
SEG has developed and interfaced a versatile suite of tools for radar design and analysis that includes Receiver Transmitter (R/T), FPGA, and a PC cluster to emulate parallel processing on Power-PC based DSPs. These tools are designed for efficient and cost-effective transitions between the computer lab and the HW using in situ software and firmware development as part of the analysis and design process. Consequently, SEG is capable of providing true life-cycle support for our products from algorithm development to HW implementation given processor and bus usage constraints. The entire simulation suite is stimulated by a high-fidelity scene generator that includes coherent sea and land clutter with rigorous platform motion, target motion, and INS models that permit detailed scene generation for robust analysis and design of challenging modes such as SAR, GMTI, ISAR, and BMD HRR waveforms. An object-oriented approach to radar simulation permits rapid prototyping of disparate radar from airborne maritime surveillance and imaging to Navy multi-mission radar such as the AN/SPY-1. Distributed processing, using a built-in socket layer class, minimizes execution speed of each high-fidelity radar simulation and permits interfacing of the federation of models such as BMD end-to-end simulation (sensors, interceptors, and threat server).
SEG has significant experience in the development of real-time embedded systems for Radar applications. This includes algorithm design, real time software, human-machine-interfaces, and system integration and test. We have developed innovative algorithms, techniques, and simulation environments in areas of flight dynamics, CAD, RF and IR signature modeling, and visualization. We have developed software both in API and executable formats in multiple programming languages, supporting several computer platforms. SEG exercises state-of-the-art software development procedures encompassing requirements definition, software architecture design, implementation, verification, validation, and user documentation. Recent programs include the development of trackers for Radar, IFF and AIS sensors; net-centric sensor fusion processors; radar imaging software for ISAR, STRIPMAP and SPOTSAR; high bandwidth air-ground RF data links; and data visualization tools.