Cummings Aerospace's test engineering experience spans the test lifecycle from component through systems level testing; and from test requirements development through operational testing. The company’s test engineers led the development of launch concept-of-operations and mission planning for both strategic and tactical weapon systems, as well as launch vehicles for DoD customers. Our test engineering core competencies include; Test Plan development, Test Range coordination and Universal Documentation System (UDS) product development, system and subsystem level integration and test, and flight test.
Hardware/ Software Integration
Cummings Aerospace test engineers have direct experience integrating and testing missile avionics hardware and software elements on numerous launch vehicles utilizing a variety of different hardware platforms with varying computer operating systems and software languages. Our engineers have developed, integrated, and tested avionics components, telemetry systems, and other RF components to support flight environments.
Computer in the Loop (CIL)/Hardware in the Loop (HWIL) systems
Computer-in-the-Loop (CIL) and Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) system development and testing are core competencies at Cummings Aerospace. Our SMEs architect, design, fabricate, and test CIL/HWIL systems for a wide range of tactical weapon and ballistic missile applications. Cummings Aerospace provides HWIL system design; specifying and procuring HWIL hardware, developing and modifying real-time simulation and interface software, and performing HWIL maintenance and support to DoD and industry customers.
Core CIL/HWIL expertise includes:
- Digital and analog electronics hardware design
- Real-time digital signal processing algorithms for missile control
- Flight hardware integration with real time CIL systems
Flight and Ground Test Planning and Execution
Cummings Aerospace’s engineers have integrated and tested aerospace vehicles at integration facilities and test ranges around the world including; White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), and Reagan Test Site (RTS). As Certified Launch Operators, Cummings Aerospace’s engineers have supported launch operations activities for more than 12 Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Flight Tests.