ASEC personnel provide engineering and technical support for the design, development, integration, maintenance, and exploitation of innovative systems and sensors for ASW, surveillance, reconnaissance, and related special mission applications in support of legacy P-3 aircraft as well as the emerging P-8A and Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) programs.
ASEC personnel are currently developing the requirements for products that are being installed as upgrades to the P-3C and that are required for the P-8A aircraft. ASEC’s UAV team is generating requirements for aviation electronics (avionics), including mission systems, operational program software, sensors, concepts of operation, and interfaces to shipboard and ground control stations such as the Tactical Support Center (TSC) and Mobile Operations Command Center (MOCC).
Research and Acquisition Support
ASEC performs a wide range of research and acquisition support functions to support developmental programs. ASEC develops Concept of Operations (CONOPS) documentation, generates Performance-Based Systems Specifications (PBSS), identifies Key Performance Parameters (KPPs), and drafts traceable subsystems specifications to effectively document and track system design, configuration, function, and performance from acquisition through test.
In support of upgrade programs, ASEC drafts and reviews avionics and sensor candidate specifications for operability and compliance with baseline system specifications. ASEC also provides Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) and developmental lab/flight test support for Tactical Mission Software and acoustic and non-acoustic sensors.
ASEC provides ground and flight test support for a variety of communications, navigation, acoustic and non-acoustic sensors, avionics, and weapons systems. ASEC develops test plans and procedures, conducts test events, and records and analyzes data for all levels of testing (e.g., functional, interface, system, regression, and acceptance) on test benches, in laboratory facilities, and aboard aircraft.
ASEC’s FAA-certified, experimental aircraft and USNTPS trained aviators offer a full spectrum of flight services to support the research and development of new airborne technologies. Our USNTPS experienced pilots perform test-bed aircraft studies, provide payload integration and certification, and conduct full systems flight testing.
ASEC’s training efforts include syllabus and courseware development, evaluation, and instruction for systems operators and maintenance personnel. We create coursework and reference materials, fabricate procedural trainers, conduct laboratory device sessions, develop computer-based-training (CBT), and provide aircrew and operator flight instruction and training aboard fleet aircraft. ASEC also drafts, edits, publishes, and updates numerous publications, including: NATOPS, NATIP, Operator’s Manuals, Checklists, Flight Cards, and Crew Station Maintenance Manuals.