|AASKI Technology, Inc’s PES Service Offerings
Awarded Specialty Item Numbers (SINs)• 871-2 Concept Development and Requirements Analysis• 871-3 System Design, Engineering, and Integration• 871-4 Test and Evaluation
• 871-5 Integrated Logistics Support
• 871-6 Acquisition and Life-Cycle Management
871-2 Concept Development and Requirements Analysis
AASKI Technology, Inc. will conduct abstract or concept studies and analyses, requirements definition, preliminary planning, and evaluation of alternative technical approaches and associated costs for developing or enhancing high-level general performance specifications of a system, project, mission, or activity. Associated tasks include—
Cost/Performance Trade-Off Studies —Perform analysis of alternative (AoA) studies to determine highest value in terms of mission performance and total ownership cost (TOC). Provide operational trade-off studies comparing the effect of performance and design characteristics on mission success. Establish metrics for acceptable performance and develop capability and cost relationships throughout the product life cycle.
Feasibility Analysis —Apply simulation-based engineering and concept development analysis techniques to assess the feasibility of the range of design candidates. Perform risk assessments with respect to technology requirements, production, life-cycle support and modernization. Provide a database of government and industry best practices, and state-of-the-art technology, manufacturing techniques, and logistics.
Regulatory Compliance Support —Research the full spectrum of legislative and regulatory requirements as well as applicable treaties and other associated agreements. Discern pertinent elements and develop an appropriate assessment and tracking mechanism to assure that the system under consideration meets all requirements.
Technology Conceptual Designs —Based on current and future performance and operational requirements, determine the technology gaps. Develop technology concepts and assess the risks associated with their development. Assess and recommend the highest value technology concepts for development. Integrate new technology concepts into systems while considering long-term impacts and life-cycle costs.
Training —Assess the training requirements associated with the introduction of new systems and related tactics. Design and develop state-of-the-art training materials, curricula, and the logistics necessary to successfully implement the requisite training.
Privatization and Outsourcing —Research the capabilities of other government and commercial concerns in terms of providing the technologies and production services required to field new concepts. Assess associated risks and make recommendations.
871-3 System Design, Engineering, and Integration
AASKI Technology, Inc. will translate product concepts into preliminary and detailed engineering design plans and specifications. The determination of risk and development of mitigation plans, configuration management, and component integration will be incorporated into the development of prototypes and system models. Further, to demonstrate and validate models and prototypes, AASKI will follow a rigorous test and evaluation process to ensure all performance criteria are met within the specified operating parameters. Associated tasks include—
Design Studies and Analysis —Develop interface definitions and integration parameters to assure system components function as intended, facilitate system integration, and reduce performance risk. Assess evolving and revolutionary technologies for introduction into the system design. Evaluate the state-of-the- art and best practices for fabrication, testing and life-cycle support, focusing on best value determined by program objectives.
Simulation and Modeling —Develop and operate appropriate computer-aided design (CAD) models, as well as other simulation-based models, to facilitate evaluation of design performance and product development. Make recommendations for product modification and enhancement based on the results of modeling and simulation activities.
Specification Preparation —Produce documentation (e.g., specifications, drawings, CAD models, operation manuals) necessary to adequately define the system for prototype production, testing, manufacture, life-cycle support, modernization, and disposal.
System Design —Based on modeling and simulation techniques, specification preparation, and other pertinent data, develop system designs that accommodate program objectives and established metrics. Perform appropriate engineering analyses and conduct design reviews to ensure compliance with system performance, cost, and schedule goals.
Configuration Management —Establish and maintain a configuration management process that assures complete traceability of all requirements, specifications, production plans, changes, and related materials.
Fabrication and Assembly Support —Provide on-site review of techniques and processes used to fabricate and assemble prototype systems. Develop solutions to related issues as they occur, assessing their impact on performance, cost, and schedule. Incorporate changes into specifications and production plans. Maintain configuration management.
Training —Develop training products to address unique or unusual aspects of the system’s fabrication, assembly, testing, maintenance, modernization, or disposal. These products will reflect the highest value to the client in terms of completeness, ease of use, integration with training infrastructure, maintenance, and cost.
Privatization and Outsourcing —Evaluate available sources for required design capabilities, prototype fabrication, and other related activities and determine the source(s) that provide the most attractive combination of capability, availability, reliability, and cost.
871-4 Test and Evaluation
AASKI Technology, Inc. will apply various techniques to evaluate system(s) performance against design objectives. From developing test plans and other germane documentation, to participating in testing and data analysis, to making recommendations, AASKI has the requisite skills and experience to assure clients receive accurate and meaningful test results. Associated tasks include—
• Testing —Develop testing protocol from program documents (e.g., Test and Evaluation Master Plan [TEMP]) assuring the protocol provides accurate metrics for all performance objectives. Conduct tests (e.g., first article and prototype, environmental, system safety, quality assurance) and analyze results. Perform modeling and simulation exercises to examine concept feasibility and system performance. Recommend design, production, or operational modifications based on test result analysis.
• Independent Verification and Validation —Provide objective, insightful recommendations to clients to assure a system or product meets the client’s needs throughout development and testing.
• Reverse Engineering —Determine the function or source of failure of a system or product by analyzing standard test results, examining product or system design, and/or conducting specialized tests. Document results and provide advice for product or system modification. Use similar techniques to analyze the function and design of competing systems or new technologies.
• Quality Assurance —In addition to conducting tests for quality assurance, the processes for statistical control, integrated product development, design, and production should be assessed for their contribution to the product quality.
• Training —Develop and implement unique training materials and curricula associated with test and evaluation requirements for the product or system throughout its life cycle.
• Privatization and Outsourcing —Research the capabilities of other government and commercial concerns in terms of providing the test and evaluation services. Assess associated risks and make recommendations.
871-5 Integrated Logistics Support
AASKI Technology, Inc. will provide the analysis, planning, and detailed design of all logistics support, including materiel, personnel, and operational maintenance and repair of products and systems throughout the life-cycle. The TOC impacts will be an overarching consideration. Associated tasks include—
• Requirements Determination —Examine the performance, cost, and operational objectives of the product or system and develop a set of logistics requirements that satisfies all relevant objectives. Consider the capabilities of existing infrastructure, processes, and skills when developing requirements for logistics support, and evaluate new and innovative approaches to logistics. Make recommendations and develop plans that offer highest value to the client by balancing needs, existing resources, innovation, and costs.
• Policy Standards and Procedures Development —Based on logistics requirements, accommodating resource constraints, and implementation issues, will develop a set of policy standards and procedures that satisfy product or system logistics requirements. Integrate the policies and procedures with other pertinent policies and procedures assuring coordination with related products and systems. Determine the impact of policies and procedures on TOC.
• Logistics Planning —As an integrated element of the product or system development, assure the logistics plan meets all requirements as the development process evolves. Consider human factors, long-term reliability and maintainability, infrastructure, investment requirements, training, and cost in establishing the feasibility of the logistics plan.
• Training —Establish related training needs to carry out the logistics plan. Assess the requirements for material and curriculum development and training implementation. Provide flexible options that remain germane through the entire life cycle.
• Outsourcing and Privatization —Research the capabilities of other government and commercial concerns in terms of providing integrated logistics support services. Assess associated risks and make recommendations.
871-6 Acquisition and Life-Cycle Management
AASKI Technology, Inc. will draw on decades of experience in acquisition and life-cycle management to assure all planning, budgetary, contract, and program management functions required to field, operate, and support technology-based products and systems are provided at high value to our clients. Associated tasks include—
- Acquisition Support —Provide project and program management technical assistance during the development of system requirements, design specifications, reviews, logistics planning, test and evaluation, and other related acquisition functions. Perform sensitivity analyses and trade-off studies to ascertain the best value solution for our clients.
- Operations and Maintenance —During predeployment phases, assist in developing operations and maintenance requirements within the program objectives. After the system is fielded, provide technical support during operations and maintenance, including the resolution of technical issues, technology insertion, and development of policies and procedures.
- Technology Management —Assure the program has the most relevant and recent information on technology issues affecting the execution and effectiveness of the program. Assist the client in developing technology insertion plans and investment strategies by assessing performance, schedule, and cost impacts and any associated risks.
- Training —In support of acquisition and life-cycle management, identify all relevant training requirements throughout all program phases. Ascertain the skills, curricula, schedule, and costs associated with fulfilling these needs, and develop and implement the training as required.
- Privatization and Outsourcing —Research the capabilities of other government and commercial concerns in terms of providing acquisition and life-cycle management services. Further, identify opportunities for performance of technical functions throughout the program. Assess associated risks and make recommendations based on highest value to the client.