Test & Evaluation Solutions, LLC

Core Competencies

Test & Evaluation Solutions provides multiple services and capabilities to our customers. Each of these services rely on one or more of our core competencies:

  1. Test & Evaluation Support
  2. Systems Engineering
  3. Vulnerability and Recovery Analysis

Test & Evaluation Support

The U.S. Navy has relied on T&E Solutions to provide test planning, test management, pre and post test analysis, operational risk management (ORM), and reporting services for complex advanced critical technology tests. Recent tests supported include the Ex-PETERSON Weapon Effects Test (WET) consisting of an at-sea blast test, at-sea fire suppression test, and progressive flooding sink-ex; composite material fire characterization tests; and large scale model underwater shock tests.

T&E Solutions' personnel are skilled in identifying testing needs, establishing test objectives, serving as Test Directors, preparing detailed test plans, analyzing test results, preparing test reports, and coordinating test conduct activities. We've worked closely with test conductors such as NAVAIR (Patuxent River and China Lake), Aberdeen Test Center (ATC), and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI).

From small to large, simple to complex, our experienced personnel can ensure your testing meets requirements, stays within budget, and is completed on time.

Systems Engineering

In the area of systems engineering, T&E Solutions focuses on analyzing complex interdependent systems. We have developed unique engineering processes and simulation capabilities that allow us to efficiently model complex systems in order to identify unforeseen system behaviors and characteristics. We are able to measure total system and subsystem performance, taking into consideration all the elements of the system, including human dependencies, concepts of operation, and variations in systems alignments.

A rigorous series of processes are used to acquire system information, perform database verification, and vet modeled behaviors with subject matter experts (SMEs). Manuals, design drawings, and engineering notebooks are used to develop an initial representation of the system. Standardized pre-process steps ensure all components have appropriate connections and attributes, and populate cross indexing fields in the relational database. Individual systems are run through a set of standardized regression tests to verify proper interaction behaviors between various types of components. Testing is conducted using a series of initial conditions and damage cases to determine system level response. This information is then shared with SMEs to elicit feed-back to modify model parameters as necessary. A readiness review is then held prior to proceeding with production runs and analysis.

Our processes and tools are designed to allow analysis of systems such as Navy and commercial ships, buildings, refineries, and other critical infrastructure.

Vulnerability and Recovery Analysis

T&E Solutions' personnel have a wide range of experience in conducting system vulnerability and recovery (recoverability) assessments. We have conducted small and large scale assessments for the U.S. Navy, ranging from analysis of a single shipboard system to a full-ship interdependent system assessment, including development of the USS COLE (DDG 67) Damage Assessment and Survivability Analysis Report.

Our personnel have significant experience in planning and conducting realistic survivability testing against threats likely to be encountered in combat to satisfy U.S. Code, Article 10, Section 2366. They developed assessment plans for the CG 47, DDG 51, and DDG 1000 Live Fire Test and Evaluation (LFT&E) Programs.

In 1998, our personnel prepared the DDG 51 (Flight II/IIA) LFT&E Management Plan, which established the U.S. Navy standard for conducting LFT&E vulnerability and recoverability assessments.

In 2000, our personnel developed the Damage Scenario Based Engineering Analysis (DSBEA) and Total Ship Survivability Trial (TSST) processes, which are used by all new Navy ship construction LFT&E Programs to evaluate vulnerability and recoverability.

In 2004, our personnel developed the DDG 1000 LFT&E Management Plan which updated the 1998 standard to incorporate improvements in models and simulations and analysis processes.

In September 2005, we delivered the DD(X) Initial Vulnerability Assessment Report (IVAR) which included a thorough vulnerability and recoverability assessment of the ship design. In conducting this assessment, we relied on our systems engineering and Test & Evaluation competencies to develop a complete and thorough assessment. The effort was completed on time, far exceeded the minimum technical requirements, and finished under budget.