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Computer Servants Engineers have been a part of many military design and test projects for over 16 years. The information in our Past Performance pages gives a quick overview of some of the projects our engineers have been a part of.
The Federal Government’s GSA Schedule is a contracting vehicle that allows federal agencies and entities to procure services outright without having to go through the full Government acquisition process. The market research for a firm’s viability and service is accomplished by GSA at the time the firm is awarded the GSA contract.
Professional Services Schedule(PSS) Formerly PES Schedule 871
INDUSTRIAL GROUP: 00CORP
FSC GROUP: NAICS 541330/SIC CODE 8711
CONTRACT NUMBER: GS-23F-0059S
CONTRACT PERIOD: December 22, 2005 through December 22, 2020
Contractor’s Ordering Address:
5147 Maddox Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Telephone: (850) 251-4784 Facsimile: (850) 562-3675
Business Size: Small Business, Woman Owned Business
The Computer Servants Federal Supply Schedule for Professional Engineering Services provides a full range of services including: strategic planning for technology programs/activities; concept development and requirements analysis; system design, engineering and integration; and, test and evaluation. These services are obtainable for the primary disciplines of Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering to meet task order requirements.
871-1 Strategic Planning For Technology Programs/Activities
871-2 Concept Development and Requirements Analysis
871-3 System Design, Engineering and Integration
871-4 Test and Evaluation
On-line access to contract ordering information, terms and conditions, up-to-date pricing, and the option to create an electronic delivery order are available through GSA Advantage, a menu-driven database system. www.gsaadvantage.gov
AIR FORCE EFFORTS
Our principals were involved with Fighter Engine Control System development prior to the establishment of Computer Servants.
Conducted and authored a report for the Worst Case Analysis of timer electronics for deployed warhead releasing circuits
Raptor/F-22 F119 Engine Control System Integration
Develop interface test equipment to operate older prototype high current actuators using new low current SDD engine controls
Create test plans and design test cables for SIL lab testing of engine controls, hydraulic systems integration testing and engine testing at sea level and altitude conditions
Conduct testing of all control system components individually, together on a bench and on the F119 engine for Demo, Prototype and SDD/Production contracts
Designed and built portable test sets for cycling and testing aircraft engine nozzles. Test sets included 1553 communications and computers for 1553 bus controller simulation and signal monitoring/recording
Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)
Developed Demo phase systems specifications for the engine controls. Conducted module testing on engine software
Ran SIL lab integration testing of Full Authority Digital Electronic Controller (FADEC) engine controller using engine models and airframe simulators. Authored software verification test plans
Coordinated with DOD security to develop computer system security documents
Ground Soldier Hardware Development
Computer Servants was awarded a contract through The U.S. Army Contracting Center – Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) to design, develop, test and produce prototypes and refinement units for the first of its kind – a PLI-Isolator.
In order to provide on-going expertise for the Certification, Test and Evaluation (CT&E) process of the PLI-Isolator as well as cross domain solutions/integration with the Rifleman Radio for the Nett Warrior Program, Computer Servants was contracted to provide additional support (staff and hours).
The Nett Warrior program is an integrated, dismounted Soldier situational awareness system for use by leaders during combat operations. It is designed to facilitate command, control, and sharing of battlefield information and integrate each leader into the digitized battlefield. Program Manager Soldier Warrior (PM SWAR) within Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier in Fort Belvoir, VA is the material developer of the System.
The Rifleman Radio developed by General Dynamics was designed to bring secure (Type 2) inter-squad communications to any war fighter on the tactical edge of the battlefield and enables Team and Squad Leaders to track individual soldier GPS locations.
Computer Servants Engineers and staff were able to successfully meet all program objectives and fulfill each deliverable on time and within budget.
As a result of the team’s hardware and software design efforts, dedication to the Information Assurance deliverables and high quality detailed verification testing efforts, Computer Servants staff has received and is thankful for on-going follow on orders.
We continue to be proud to serve the current and future soldiers.
Computer Servants participated as a subcontractor to General Dynamics on several armored vehicle contracts.
Abrahms Tank CEEP program
Identify test hardware required for LRU testing.
Future Combat Systems Specifications
Reviewed high level specifications for Manned Ground Vehicles (MGV) and high level block diagrams for several LRU’s including the High and Low Voltage Distribution boxes.
Worked on the Functional Block Diagrams, Physical Architecture Diagrams and Physical Concept Drawings participating in peer reviews of diagrams for most of the LRU’s involved with Power Distribution on the FCS Manned Ground Vehicle.
Reviewed and commented on the Level 4 requirements to ensure they would be accurate and feasible from an engineering design viewpoint.
Creating a physical concept Drawing for the High Voltage Main Power Distribution Unit (HVMPDU) using ProE models and a drawing template.
Completed an InterConnect Drawing(ICD) for the HVMPDU
Crusader Circuit Card Design
Design Mobility Control Unit (MCU) Steer Select Assembly (SSA) Circuit Card for steering selection. Steering selected between two drivers and computer input. CCA included Nuclear Event Detection/ Nuclear protection circuits and FADEC engine controller interfaces.
Stryker Vehicle Electronics
Review CCA design and identify early design issues.
Develop Total Acceptance Test Plan for LRU testing.
Design test interface box to test LRU using VXI test sets.
Elevator Controllers – Local Elevator Company
Tasks included electrical circuit evaluation and fault isolation on an elevator controller. In an effort to troubleshoot a persistent communication bus failure our engineers identified possible faulty design practices and the most likely failure mode resulting in a quick, cost effective repair plan.
Electrical Technicians replaced failed components on a surface mount controller card. Component vendors were identified for hard to find bus controller chips.
Digital TV Converter Boxes – FCC/NTIA Contract
Computer Servants engineers were asked to support the FCC in the testing and evaluation of all coupon eligible Digital TV converter set-top boxes to be sold on the US market in 2007-2008. Tasks included the preparation of technical engineering reports comprised of test data, evaluations, analyses and conclusions. Recommendations, based on test results, were prepared, documented and delivered to senior Branch and Division managers within the FCC and NTIA.
Our engineers tested over 100 converter models to determine compliance with pertinent rules and regulations. Testing included the following: Decoding of all of the video formats contained in Table A3 of ATSC A/53E; Proper processing and display of ATSC A/65C (PSIP) data; Tuning of RF signal levels from -83 dBm to -5 dBm over TV channels 2 through 69; Other Tuner tests including Phase Noise, Co-Channel Rejection, First Adjacent Channel Rejection, Taboo Channel Rejection, Burst Noise, and Single Static Echo tests; Energy Standards, Input and Output, and V-Chip Functionality.
Mobile Surveillance System with GPRS Communication
Our Client is realizing a patent for a mobile surveillance system. Computer Servants engineers defined the requirements for the system, estimated prototype and manufacturing costs for the target product and plan to design a prototype of the final product.
A working demonstrator using PC based hardware and custom software was designed and tested. This cost effective tool will assist our client with marketing and refining characteristics of the clients final product prior to completing the final system design.
MARINE AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Florida State University
Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS)
Florida State University has designed a new instrument which can for the first time measure and monitor the ocean surface circulation within an inch of the surface where specific processes occur (the Stokes Drift). These important processes have never been measured, yet they are responsible for the movement of oil spills and other pollutants (plastic patches, river outflows, and radioactive leaks), the transport of fish eggs and larvae vital to fish life cycles, and the prediction of the movement of red tides to the coast. Existing drifters measure at least 50cm long/deep and are incapable of isolating the circulation at the ocean surface or the effect of the Stokes Drift.
The instrument we designed will help calibrate new numerical models including Stokes Drift parameterization and recently designed radars and satellites by providing a very new and unique sampling of ocean surface circulation.
Montague Marine Research
Aboard the Research Vessel (R/V) Montague
Montague Marine Research facilitates scientific research aboard the 58’ R/V Montague. Based out of Cordova in Prince William Sound, Alaska. The Montague is a seiner style research boat built for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. With a total capacity of 8 persons and equipped with a dry lab, 5000 lb. main boom, hydraulic longline/gillnet reel and port and starboard picking booms, the Montague serves as a very capable mobile marine lab throughout the central Gulf of Alaska.
Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle(EFV) Test Development
Assist with analyzing the feasibility of creating a TPS to test the Weapon Station Electronic Unit (WSEU) with the existing Test Plan. The Plan required communication between the Marine Corps TETS test equipment and the UUT using USB to RS232 and RS422 hubs.
The Firmware Support Manual (FSM) and CIDs documents for several internal SRU including Vista Single Board VME computer, DY4 processor board, Natel Power supply were reviewed by a Computer Servants Engineer.
Review of design requirements in the form of a Critical Item Specification for the Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicles, EFV, Weapon Station Electronic Unit, WSEU.
Identified outputs requiring high current loading resistors and designed a suitable load condition including selection of hardware, determination of heat sink size, placement and functionality. Part specifications were reviewed and heated load conditions were considered to define the power sizing of the load resistors. Loads were required for signals including 28V Mil Std 1275, +/- 15V, 5V, and 26V 400Hz outputs.
Directed all aspects of the hardware selection and assembly of the first TPS unit.
Cables were designed for intermediate system testing of some subsystems and final deliverable harnesses were reviewed and revised as needed.
Fabrication of test hardware by a lab technician was directed, and checked prior to delivery.
Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle(EFV) Electronic Hardware Design and Support
Support the PDRR risk mitigation prototype units that were being built. Review and develop corrective action plans for grounding problems, drawing discrepancies and COTS card communication issues with PDRR hardware.
SDD prototypes were built and detailed design documents were studied, corrected where needed and placed under document control.
Component engineers, design quality assurance, test and manufacturing engineers were contacted and presented with design documents to verify the design.
Design information was acquired from SRU vendors to assist with the integration of many designs into one LRU design in order to complete the prototype builds
Identify circuits and responses that deviate from specification.
Define and author an engineering test plan that can be followed by technicians with little knowledge of the system to reliably test the CCA and LRU. . Several prototype units failed and Computer Servants used standard lab equipment to troubleshoot and identify failed parts or incorrect assembly processes.
Troubleshooting included identifying upgrade mods required to bring an older VME backplane to operational readiness.
NMCI – Navy Marine Corp Internet
Conducted Due Diligence survey and evaluation of computer systems, servers, infrastructure and software in Florida, North Carolina and Virginia naval stations.
Surveyed E-Mail systems and software at US based east coast naval stations. Participated in authoring team reports including recommendations for privatization of naval computer systems, NMCI.