LinQuest has a long heritage of providing unbiased expert systems engineering and integration, and our experience spans the end-to-end systems engineering lifecycle, from single systems to enterprise system-of-systems and family-of-systems.
LinQuest deploys tailored SE&I processes and model-based systems engineering (MBSE) tools and methodologies from our process asset library to help manage complexity across all lifecycle phases of the diverse SMC/MC portfolio.
For the emerging (pre-milestone B) Protected Tactical Enterprise Services (PTES) program, we established the initial technical baseline through a highly collaborative process facilitated by MBSE and other visualization tools. Our approach also minimizes errors by linking information in a centralized model, thus ensuring that as the system definition evolves, changes propagate throughout the model. By combining the MBSE system definition model with publication features and other scripting, we were able to rapidly generate a complete and consistent set of technical baseline documents to support the PTES RFP release decision.
"LinQuest deftly applied MBSE principles and methodologies in support of directorate level technical baseline management objectives. Leveraged MBSE tools and products to enhance interaction with external stakeholders."
— MASIES CPAR —
"Utilized innovative and efficient MBSE approach to ensure comprehensive baseline, including two-way traceability from the CDD and CONOPS to the PTES element level. MBSE approach enabled rapid development and quick turn modifications to technical baseline in response to evolving stakeholder feedback, budgetary constraints and feedbacks from industry."
"Developed a highly detailed Evaluation Framework and Operational Test Scenarios supporting the AEHF DR Test Strategy effort. Identified the additional test events required to ensure all strategic networks successfully support the strategic mission."
— MASIES CPAR —
Our MBSE tools and techniques have enhanced our integration and test support to MILSATCOM programs such as Presidential and National Voice Conferencing (PNVC) and the Enhanced Polar System (EPS). Building on the system definition model, we incorporated additional data, such as integration and test schedules, giver-receiver data, test entry and exit criteria and requirements verification data, resulting in a comprehensive and inter-connected systems engineering model. The systems engineering model has greatly enhanced execution by providing the data necessary to support well-informed decision-making during the development phase of these programs.
LinQuest’s support to the MILSATCOM Lead Developmental Test Organization (LDTO) and Certification Readiness activities on the AEHF program are yet another example of our comprehensive SE&I capabilities paving the way for program success. We exercised a scenario-based testing strategy and developed comprehensive traces among Measures of Effectiveness (MOE) and Measures of Suitability (MOS) to significantly reduce the risk associated with dedicated Operational Test. The result was a successful AEHF Interim Operational Capability (IOC) declaration that has set the standard for future MILSATCOM programs.
For more than 10 years, LinQuest has been providing solutions to the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) with the Integration and Test (I&T) of Advanced Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) systems. These solutions includes I&T activities related to building, maintaining, and upgrading test terminals and payload simulators, resolving any anomalies that arise both in the development and deployment of the equipment, and automating the test environment in the development and upgrading of this equipment. ★ LinQuest has developed an innovative, automated test infrastructure that is being used on multiple programs to increase efficiencies in the test and integration phases of programs. As a result, regression testing on some programs has been reduced from weeks to days. The FAB-T System Engineering and Test IPT Lead, added, "...thank you for all the work on getting to a resolution of the ASMCS FQT test procedure's 'emergency rekey sequence 0' Test Discrepancy Report (TDR) that has now been resolved with your help. Your expertise has made it happen." Commenting on LinQuest's support, the customer stated, "Your team displayed unwavering dedication resulting in successful verification of the AEHF satellite."
“One of the benefits I appreciate the most working for LinQuest and the Engineering Support team is that LinQuest has always been generous in investing in its employees' training and education. LinQuest understands employees need to continually upgrade their skills and education to stay relevant and competitive in today's fast-changing economy, and I'm grateful to work for a company that thinks that way.”
— I&T Engineer —
A BMC2 Service Management Tool
The Department of Defense's (DoD) ground evolution must leverage commercial space capabilities for processing and networking technologies to outpace our adversaries' threats development. As a result, LinQuest invested in the development of Lynx™, a service management tool designed to support systems engineering and integration efforts for real-time Battle Management, Command & Control (BMC2) between mission needs and resources.