Systems Engineering

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K&D Innovation's Systems Engineering approach integrates other disciplines and specialty groups into a team effort, forming a structured development process that proceeds from concept to production to operation and disposal. K&D Innovation's systems engineering solutions considers both the business and the technical needs of all customers, with the goal of providing a quality product that meets our customers' needs. Our Systems Engineering capability is a key component to solving many of our customers' challenges. For this reason, K&D Innovation has executed unique concepts proven to address highly complex issues.

Areas of Expertise

Requirements Analysis and Management

  • Define and decompose Technical Performance Requirements from customer’s needs to system, subsystem and component specifications

  • Perform requirements management, trace, reporting and metrics (Cradle, DOORs)

  • Support Hardware Integration and Check-out

  • Provide recommendations for systems integration processes improvement

  • Provide SE&I Support to Test, Support, and Production Equipment

  • Specialty engineering analyses and trade studies in support of requirements development and decomposition

Systems Engineering Products

  • Operations Concept; system, subsystem and components specification documents; Interface Requirements and Control Documents (IRD, ICD); drawing; CAD models; engineering models; test and facility plans and processes; logistics and maintenance plans, etc.

Safety Engineering

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K&D Innovation's Safety and Mission Assurance services encompass all aspects of flight and ground systems safety, reliability, maintainability, risk, and quality assurance. K&D Innovation engineers are experts in applying industry techniques and using analysis to provide solutions for our customers’ safety assurance goals.

Areas of Expertise

Integrated Safety Solutions

  • System Safety

  • Quality Inspection

  • Range Safety

  • Flight Safety

Mission Assurance

  • Quality Engineering

  • Quality Assurance

  • Software Quality Assurance

Safety, Reliability and Maintainability (SRM)

  • Engineering

  • Predictions (MTBF/MTTR, FMEA, FTA, PRA, CIL)

  • Design trade-offs based on SRM considerations;

  • Design for Minimum Risk

  • Maintainability, logistics and support approach