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Test and Evaluation (T&E)

Quantum is a leader in providing support to the full range of developmental and operational T&E activities for both software and hardware programs. We are currently supporting the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC), the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), the U.S. Army Project Manager for Close Combat Systems (PM CCS), and the U.S. Air Force Operatoinal Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC).

The Quantum T&E team, many of whom have operational combat experience with extensive backgrounds in program planning, T&E development plans, test resource determination, range support/instrumentation planning and coordination, test execution and monitoring, data reduction, test results analysis and documentation, and system performance analysis supports these activities. Our core capabilities in the T&E area include the following:

  • Defining test requirements and developing required T&E documentation (e.g., Test and Evaluation Master Plans, System Evaluation Plans, and Detailed Test Plans) to guide activities of test execution, data collection, and data analysis.
  • Designing time-phased multi-year T&E programs to examine and report on the levels of program achievement in support of major milestone reviews conducted by the Services, OSD, and Congress.
  • Designing test programs that provide assessment of system maturity and military utility in a capabilities-based acquisition program such as the Ballistic Missile Defense System.
  • Developing measures of merit used to examine technical issues as well as operational effectiveness and suitability.
  • Conducting Test Readiness Reviews and participating on Independent Review Teams.
  • Directing test execution and analysis activities.
  • Instrumenting test articles and conducting data collection, data reduction, and analysis.
  • Executing modeling and simulation activities to examine system capabilities in environments that cannot be tested under live conditions.
  • Developing accreditation plans and reports in support of the users of modeling and simulation results.
  • Developing the final test and evaluation reports used by the supported agencies to document T&E results.
  • Integrating analysis of test results in comprehensive evaluation reports of system effectiveness, suitability and survivability.
  • Performing data reduction, statistical analyses, and summarization to support System Assessments and System Evaluation Reports.

Quantum personnel actively support Government T&E IPT planning meetings and reviews, focusing on coordination/integration of safety, technical, and operational testing. As T&E subject-matter experts, our personnel are often asked to make presentations at professional meetings, such as the International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

EXAMPLES of Quantum's T&E support include:

  • U.S. ARMY EVALUATION CENTER (AEC), ATEC SUPPORT
  • HAWK INSTRUMENTATION TEAM
  • PROGRAM MANAGER, CLOSE COMBAT SYSTEMS (PM CCS) SUPPORT
  • MDA TEST AND EVALUATION ACTIVITIES
  • JOINT AIRSPACE COMMAND AND CONTROL DIRECTOR (JAAC) SUPPORT
  • PROJECT MANAGER, ASSURED MOBILITY SYSTEMS SUPPORT
  • NATIONAL MISSILE DEFENSE (NMD) PROGRAM OFFICE (PO) SUPPORT
  • TESTING FOR THE LAND WARRIOR SYSTEM