A system is made up of many individual parts that can function independently but need to function as a whole for the system to be successful. These parts can be hardware, software, people, processes or even facilities. System engineering ties together all the individual parts of a system. It is the art of recognizing what trade-offs and compromises need to be made in order to successfully achieve the “big picture”. a.i. solutions provides “mission-level” satellite systems engineering which focuses on ensuring the end-to-end operational aspects of the mission. a.i. solutions systems engineers are tasked with the development of requirements, system architecture, design trade-offs, and risk assessment, all of which will lead to a successfully implemented system.
Our approach is based on our engineers’ many years of experience defining “day in the life” mission profiles. The “day in the life” approach provides a mechanism for each of the supporting elements to develop a real world understanding of how mission level requirements are verified. Our system engineers ensure that each segment of the mission (launch, flight, ground, and data processing) all work in tandem. Our support includes technical reviews (e.g. PDR, CDR), generation of project products, mission requirements development, assessment of technical issues, and coordination between government and vendors/suppliers. We also provide guidance to government and contractor personnel responsible for the engineering support in the design, development, and integration and testing.