Flight Test Support
SYMVIONICS supports weapon system development, as well as flight test infrastructure and management, by providing software development, engineering services, and organizational support to the military test and evaluation community. SYMVIONICS provides engineers and technical professionals to the government to satisfy requirements for systems engineering and hardware/software development.
SYMVIONICS’ involvement in flight test support began in 1995, when we received the award of the Software Development Support Services (SDSS) contract. On this contract, we developed software, which supports systems integration, data acquisition and flight test at the Air Force Test Center (AFTC), Edwards AFB, CA. This contract involved all aspects of the software life cycle, including analysis, design, code, unit test, integration, formal evaluation and limited maintenance. This task order required and included the use of the most current methodological and state of the art practices in software development. These software products were then integrated with other new and existing legacy systems to provide the Air Force with enhanced flight test capabilities.
Under different contract vehicles, SYMVIONICS support to the AFTC continues today…continuous and uninterrupted…including engineering support to the Ridley Mission Control Room with our IADS® product (including on-site tailored support services) and the Test & Evaluation Modeling & Simulation (TEMS) facility, where we provide on-site support to simulation facilities.
IADS® Support at AFTC
SYMVIONICS performs a wide variety of software engineering activities associated with the enhancement of the IADS® product, including: Software requirements analysis, software architectural design, software detailed design, implementation and testing, system integration and testing, documentation, training, and task management. IADS® provides the flight test engineer with advanced data organization, processing and display capabilities, both in the Mission Control Room (MCR) and at the office desktop. Real-time IADS® now provides the engineer sufficient resources within the MCR to allow enhanced safety-of-test monitoring and advanced real-time analysis capabilities to support test-point clearance decisions quickly and efficiently.
SYMVIONICS executes, manages, and controls the development of modifications to IADS® for the Range Control Room Project (RCRP), performing modifications at the Ridley Mission Control Room (RMCC) to support on-going flight test programs. SYMVIONICS develops near-term and strategic goals for support capability, incorporating spiral development, and determines and documents future technical requirements. We also “stand-by”, and provide immediate support to the flight test engineers during mission testing to resolve any anomalies that may occur during data collection and analysis on flight tests.
TEMS Support at AFTC
SYMVIONICS supports real-time man-in-the-loop and non-real-time constructive simulations to support weapon systems Test & Evaluation (T&E). The simulators are primarily used to reduce risk and increase confidence in flight testing, as well as envelope expansion, weapon deployment evaluations, parameter sensitivity studies, and test mission planning. SYMVIONICS is responsible for developing, re-hosting, testing & integrating, executing, and/or sustaining select software models and operating systems required to support the Manned Flight Simulators (MFS). Located at the Integration Facility for Avionic Systems Testing (IFAST) in the Avionics Test and Integration Complex (ATIC). SYMVIONICS integrates the models into the simulation system, then test the models, and verify and validate (V&V) that the models are continually ready to support F-35, F-22 and F-16 testing (and other platforms as necessary) – including the System Integration Labs (SIL’s).