Advancements in technology are driving significant disruption in the development of outer space industry. There has been an increase in the commercial exploitation of outer-space, raising the need of new and improved safety systems for cost-effective mission success in the space beyond the Earth. For more than two decades, ENSCO [NYSE:ESV] has repeatedly proven its ability to deliver cost-effective mission success throughout the space arena, on missile-launch ranges around the world. ENSCO’s engineers provide safety-critical systems engineering and integration, IV&V and modeling and simulation to identify underperforming or nonperforming components before risking loss of life or expensive assets. Where safety, security or the value of the assets at risk cannot be compromised, ENSCO understands what it takes to provide solutions that cannot afford any failure. “We know how to evaluate risk and balance it against excessive costs in order to meet mission requirements and we will never put corporate goals ahead of those of our customers,” says Boris Nejikovsky, President of ENSCO.
A primary strength of ENSCO is its ability to unite scientists and engineers who, together, integrate leading edge scientific discovery into operational systems. This bridging of academics with the real world has been proven over and over again to customers such as NASA and the Air Force as ENSCO has become one of the few companies to successfully transition science to operations. As a research and safety-critical systems engineering company, ENSCO has integrated considerable knowledge and experience in several areas to provide service to its customers.
ENSCO’s team of meteorologists develops, evaluates and transitions new technologies into operations for weather support to America’s space program. The Applied Meteorology Unit (AMU) has been staffed by ENSCO’s employees since its inception in 1991.The AMU, jointly sponsored by NASA, the United States Air Force, and the National Weather Service, provides technology development, evaluation and transition services to improve weather support for space flight, the military, and commercial spaceport operations.
ENSCO also has extensive knowledge of missile flight safety systems, airborne vehicle systems particularly navigation, telemetry and flight termination, test range instrumentation and communication, and geophysical and meteorological phenomena.
We know how to evaluate risk and balance it against excessive costs in order to meet mission requirements
Using a mix of computer, electrical and mechanical engineering talents, ENSCO conducts special safety and performance studies on instrumentation, communications, and processing systems.
The company has also developed mathematical models and simulators to reduce the risks associated with range instrumentation modernization programs. Using these tools to create test data and simulate sensor input, the company can conduct performance testing earlier in the development cycle than a traditional test program, resulting in lower cost and lower risk solutions. ENSCO’s Simulation, Test and Recording System (STARS) system is an advanced range instrumentation or missile simulator used to evaluate range safety and mission-critical systems for the U.S. aerospace test ranges. STARS system creates and manages multiple sessions to test the readiness of real-time mission-critical systems, investigate complex scenarios and perform operator training through the seamless integration of recorded and simulated data.
ENSCO has also been performing Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) for customers since 1969 with solutions that are customized for specific program requirements and timeframes. ENSCO’s experience includes aircraft engine and missile programs, as well as weapons and space platforms.
The company works closely with its customers to deliver a high-quality verification effort, all the while maintaining their ability to manage large verification teams, controlling cost and providing professional staffing to meet customers’ schedules.