Davidson Missile Experience

  • GMD
  • KEI
  • MKV
  • MLRS
  • Targets and Countermeasures
  • David’s Sling
  • NASA SIL Design
  • Space Control SCTC/ISSA
  • CKEM
  • High Altitude Airship
  • Hercules G&C SBIR
  • SBINet

Missiles systems are at the very heart of the Davidson Technologies mission. That’s because missile defense is at the heart of our nation’s homeland security. We have been providing innovative engineering, technical, and management solutions that solve the most complex of issues surrounding successful deployment of countermeasures, kill vehicles, interceptors, and command and control systems.

Davidson built its reputation for excellence by employing the brightest minds, giving them the latest tools and technology to work with, then creating a culture where they could develop and innovate cutting-edge solutions to the hostile missile threat. That threat continues to evolve – but Davidson is resolute in its commitment to match each advancement with a new countermeasure.

Systems Engineering and Analysis:

Davidson’s far-reaching capabilities include requirements development, analysis and traceability, interoperability, system effectiveness analyses, lethality, debris, missile defense and air defense architecture performance analysis, satellite systems analysis, independent review, and risk and failure review teams.

Systems Integration:

Davidson has deep expertise in overarching Systems Integration including integration of the engineering specialties and the management of a totally integrated effort of design engineering, specialty engineering, test engineering, and production engineering. Davidson is expert in integrating the specialty engineering disciplines of reliability, maintainability, logistics engineering, human factors, safety, and value engineering to ensure their influence on design.

Modeling and Simulation (M&S):

Davidson has been active in defense-related M&S programs since the company’s inception in 1996. As M&S technologies have matured, Davidson has emerged as a leader in the development of element, weapon system, and “system of systems”-level models, specialized tools for the analysis of missile defense architectures, and custom missile and sensor software applications. Davidson has been active in all levels of element model development and interfaces to simulation frameworks, including System-of-Systems simulation and Distributed Digital Simulation.

Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL):

A critical point of convergence exists where hardware, software, computers, supporting networks, electro-mechanical components, and environmental simulations all come together for integration and testing. HWIL requires the laboratory space and special facilities configured with the appropriate hardware and weapon systems, software and electromechanical interfaces, firmware, and computers to efficiently link physical components with computationally-intensive simulations.

Test and Evaluation (T&E):

Since our founding in 1996, Davidson has focused on research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) for ballistic missile defense and aerospace applications. Through advanced computational methods, innovative algorithms, and physics-based models, we perform RDT&E associated with HWIL systems, simulation and stimulation frameworks, 3 and 6 Degrees of Freedom (3-DOF, 6-DOF) modeling, software tools, element model interfaces, and cyber security.

Software Development and Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V):

Davidson’s capabilities include integration support framework for test beds, real-time common operating environment, radar, IR and flight tests, data acquisition and simulations, SEI CMM capability assessment and software development processes, software metrics definition,collection and analysis, mission critical, real-time Systems, proficiency in C++, Java, and other major languages.

Architecture Evaluation (ArchiE):

ArchiE was developed to support architecture trade studies for space, theater, and strategic global air and missile defense. ArchiE provides estimates of defense architecture effectiveness based on 3-DOF threat models and sensor coverage and timeline models using user-defined networking, control and processing delays. ArchiE can be run in either a deterministic or Monte Carlo simulation mode. ArchiE contains models that represent aircraft, cruise missiles, and ballistic missiles and the associated sensors and battle management elements.

System Integration Framework (SIF):

The SIF is responsible for providing a simulated space environment in support of conducting space systems exercises and integration. System elements are modeled to specification to provide an end-to-end system analysis capability as well as a tactical system exerciser. Models include the complete North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) resident space object catalog, Space Surveillance Network, Orbital Debris, Kinetic Kill Vehicle, Stars Booster, Sun, Moon, and Stars.

Davidson currently utilizes multiple federal contract vehicles including:

  • AMCOM EXPRESS – (CSC, SAIC, AMS, Morgan, Westar, ASI, Sigmatech)
  • Air Force SMC TASS
  • Navy Seaporte (all zones)
  • GSA – PSS
  • GSA – IT