"I've been at DCS for just over 19 years, and I have been here for so long because of the opportunities I have been given."
DCS provides an agile and integrated response to customers focused on development and acquisition of complex systems and subsystems through our systems integration expertise. We integrate avionics, ground vehicle electronics, hardware, and software into air and ground platforms. In partnership with our Government customers, our rapid prototyping environment provides solutions that distinguish DCS from our peers.
DCS develops and operate Systems Integration Labs for East and West-coast Naval Air Test and Evaluation squadrons and for the Army Tank and Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC). DCS partners with our customers to provide significant benefits including independence from large aerospace and electronics corporations, increased program control, significant cost-avoidance, and expert objectivity provided by our freedom from organizational conflict of interest issues.
We support development, maintenance, and operation of weapons systems integration and test laboratories to facilitate quick response investigations of Fleet-reported problems, correction of hardware and software errors, investigation of system changes, integration and test of new technology and weapons, Developmental Testing (DT), Verification and Validation (V&V) of Operational Flight Program (OFP) Systems Configuration Sets (SCS) (aircraft OFP suite upgrade) under development, and Safety of Flight (SOF) testing.
For AFRL at Wright-Patterson AFB, our personnel research and develop a variety of Biodynamic systems using complete human/machine interface facilities and equipment such as: Vertical Deceleration Tower, Horizontal Impulse Accelerator, Six and Single DoF Vibration, Vertical Impact Device, Vertical Accelerator, Head and Whole Body Scanners, Helmet Drop and Chip Strap Testers, Mass Properties, and Material Testing Systems.
Systems Integration Solutions
DCS’s personnel provide system-of-system solutions using open architecture designs to meet complex integration challenges.
We provide timely, functional, creative, and cost-effective solutions to warfighter needs including rapid prototypes, real-time control systems for unmanned ground vehicles, battlefield situational understanding and visualization, battle command, and C4ISR.
- In partnership with TARDEC in Warren, MI, DCS personnel design, develop, fabricate, and integrate electro-mechanical systems while providing life cycle engineering support to sustain Abrams, Stryker, and MRAP ground combat vehicles.
- DCS experts in image generation, real-time computing, software integration architectures, and human-in-the-loop 6 degree of freedom motion simulation provide systems integration support to the TARDEC Ground Vehicle Simulation Laboratory including real-time simulations and warfighter-in-the-loop experiments.
- DCS engineers, scientists, analysts, and technicians integrate and service mission and weapons avionics systems, sensors, and targeting systems hardware and software for F/A-18 A/B, C/D, and E/F, AV-8B, Joint Strike Fighter, and AH-1W aircraft and Unmanned Air Systems at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division in China Lake, CA.
- At the NAVAIR at the Common Systems Integration Lab in Patuxent River, MD, DCS develops and integrates software from multiple manufacturers into Common Cockpit System and Common Avionics Architecture System hardware and software for IV&V testing. Common aircraft include P-3C Orion, EP-3E Aries, C-2A Greyhound, E-2C Hawkeye 2000, CH/MH-53E Super Sea Stallion and P-8A Poseidon aircraft.