Design, Test, and Evaluation

Design, Test, and Evaluation

Paragon has a seasoned group to support all facets of Design, Test, and Evaluation (DT&E) ranging from hardware-in-the-loop testing to pre and post-flight analysis for endo-atmospheric and exo-atmospheric vehicles. Paragon personnel were responsible for test and evaluation function for the Ground based Interceptor (GBI) and the ARROW interceptor.

Functional Area Paragon’s Role & Responsibility
Electronics Testing and Evaluation Operational and environmental Testing to required specifications. Performance and operational limit assessments.
RF Communications Power level, sensitivity and signal-to-noise level testing.
RF Antenna Design Design, modeling, gain, beam-width and sensitivity analysis. Verification, testing and documentation.
Flight Test Planning Develop flight test plans to meet requirements.
Independent Review Team Provide independent assessment of target vehicle.
Provide independent assessment of target vehicle. Provide independent assessment of launch go/no-go.
Data Reduction Reduce flight data to assess requirements
Preflight Predictions Perform Hi-Fi simulation testing to assess go/no-go
Requirements Definition Derive mission requirements
Support Planning Hi-Fi modeling and vehicle assessments
Acquisition Developing strategy, technical evaluation and award
Design and Development Modeling, testing, and documentation
Post Mission Activities Mission reconstruction and anomaly investigation
Software Verification/Validation Perform detailed software testing and verification
Trajectory Optimization Develop optimum flyout trajectory to meet system requirements
Autopilot Design Develop classical, modern, robust and artificial intelligent based approaches
Guidance Design Development of classical, optimal, artificial intelligent based and game theoretic algorithms
Quick Look Reports Provide Government initial assessment of flight test.