DeVivo engineers offer software and systems development experience in the defense and commercial industries. Our staff provides experienced technical, management and leadership in the following engineering and related disciplines.
- Requirements Development
- System Specification and Design
- Interface Specification
- Software and System Design
- Software Development
- Human Factors Engineering
- Unmanned Systems & Robotics Integration
- Testing, Test Support and Experimentation
- Coordination and Integration
- Research, Trade Studies and Analysis
- Operations Research
Operations Research & Decision Analytics
DeVivo's expertise in operations research is focused around the development and support for decision support systems. Using our software engineering capabilities coupled with our in-house operations analysis experience, we have created a Decision Support Tool. The AHP Workshop offers a starting point for detailed analysis of difficult to track decision processes. Our methods, using the workshop tool, offer a high degree of transparency and repeatability. Contact us with specifics on your investigation to see how we can apply the tool.
Software development services include specification, design, programming, test and integration. Our experience includes embedded control systems, distributed systems, networking, user interfaces, and artificial intelligence.
Our process includes the use of formal methods and tools in the most pervasive languages, combined with knowledge of the various environments and paradigms in which software is developed. DeVivo AST has experience with the typical software engineering methodologies from structured systems specification and design using the classical, Yourdon based, approach to the agile programming techniques. We apply Object Oriented Design and Programming to our products for increase maintainability and reuse. Our code development expertise includes the use of Assembly (Intel and Motorola based), Ada, C, C++, FORTRAN, LISP, and Java. We develop for the most common Operating systems (Windows, including ".NET", Linux, OS X), embedded environments and for Web-Deployment.As
Applications of our software development have been:
- Unmanned systems and mobile robotics within DoD
- Industrial Robotics for the Automotive Industry
- Sensor data processing
- Control systems and motion control
- Modeling and simulation
- Training Systems
Systems engineering is a process intensive activity lasting through the life-cycle of any product. Our experience includes rapid prototyping, classical waterfall development, agile programming approaches and work within an SEI CMM Level IV organization. We understand the necessity of coordinated requirements analysis with respect to customer interaction and testability. Our system specification and design approach focuses on meeting these requirements and limiting "scope creep". DeVivo AST can support all aspects of systems engineering from originating performance specifications to final qualification testing. Our strengths in design and development provide the necessary insight to excel in all aspects of the systems engineering process.
Standards & Interoperability
Continued involvement with the development of standards and interoperability specifications is key to maintaining awareness of technological advances in the various engineering disciplines. DeVivo AST is committed to supporting both the commercial and military standards for unmanned systems as can be verified by dedicated participation in the Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems (JAUS).
Trade Studies & Analysis
Critical to the success of engineering efforts is the complete understanding of the problem domain, past efforts in that domain, and current technological constraints. With the sometimes overwhelming amount of information available today through the free sharing of information via the Internet, DeVivo AST can help make sense of the data and offer recommendation on its possible uses. DeVivo AST offers an opportunity to use outside resources to perform “one-of-a-kind” trade studies and analysis with well documented reports and recommendations. Our position in the industry allows us to perform these tasks quickly and economically.
Research & Development
As with trade studies and analysis, there are many cases where research and prototype development cost can be abbreviated through the employment of existing expertise. DeVivo AST brings a wealth of experience in the research and development of technological advances and prototype systems. Company founders have been directly involved with the recent move of unmanned systems from laboratory efforts to fielded systems.