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QED Systems, LLC supports the strategic planning activities for technology programs related to Battle Command and Control Advanced Technology Objectives. The work is focused on the developing innovative new concepts that are designed to support Army War Fighters in the areas of automated tactical decision support and control of unmanned systems. QED Systems, LLC assists organizations in the development of technical objectives, requirements definition and establishment of functional capabilities identified in the respective Command and Control-focus areas.

The graphic below illustrates one of the strategic planning concepts used in the Full Spectrum Decision Support process, an initiative within which QED Systems plays a key role. The concept converges the domains of Operations (OPS) and Intelligence (INTEL) to provide common architectures, frameworks, ontologies and technologies to achieve economies of scale and scope within Battle Command systems.

Figure 1. Common Interoperable Technologies
Common Interoperable Technologies

QED Systems personnel are responsible for identifying both organizational and operational strategies to develop new technologies, and to introduce existing technologies into the Army‚€™s tactical Command and Control tool suite. These strategies address all aspects of technical, fiscal and scheduling objectives. To carry out the objectives, QED Systems, LLC applies its C4ISR expertise within the domains of strategic planning, systems engineering, software engineering, and integration and test.

In delivering these technology-oriented strategic planning services, QED Systems LLC's engineering staff works with other government and contractor organizations to strategically plan the coordinated application of government and contractor resources and technologies to fulfill the Advanced Technology Operations technical objectives.


QED Systems LLC provides a variety of support ranging from RDT&E, security, fielding, logistics, training, requiements definition, and acquisition activities related to the US Army's premiere distributed common ground battle command & intelligence applications. Services provided focus on all phases of development from concept development to fielding an accredited system in support of the Program Manager (PM).
GD to Support the USAF’s Distributed Common Ground System
INTEL Systems provides the ability to "See, Understand, Act"

QED provides requirements decomposition, requirements allocation to sub-system components, requirements prioritization based upon available resources, identification of potential candidate technologies meeting established requirements, establishing metrics to evaluate sub-component development, establishing system level Measures of Performance (MOP), establishing system level Measures of Effectiveness (MOE) and developing a draft Test Evaluation Master Plan leading to a Preliminary Design Review (PDR).

QED routinely provides requirements allocation to sub-system components, review of technical proposals from sub-contractors, performs trade-off analysis, develops/maintains an integrated master schedule (IMS), perform requirements traceability from system design to CDD, perform best of breed evaluations, established exit and entrance criteria, and developed preliminary and critical design review packages. These activities required the following tasks:
  • Generation of system views
  • Capabilities trade-off analysis
  • Traceability of system requirements
  • Integration of system components


QED Systems, LLC’s instrumentation engineering team and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) work with world leading Test Centers and Analysis & Evaluation Centers in support of our customers test and evaluation objectives.  Our support forms a seamless instrumentation data collection/reduction/analysis suite of tools. We pioneered the application of relational database tools to support complex network analysis of tactical wireless data communications systems in both the laboratory and field experimentation.  That ingenuity continues to evolve and is now leveraging High Performance Computing techniques to accelerate data reduction timelines.The following graphics illustrate the process from data collection through the creation of data products used to support the analysis phase of the program.

Data Processing

Sample Data Projects
Data Processing (a) and Sample Data Products (b)


QED has provided systems engineering support in the design, development and analysis of advanced network concepts. This includes assessment of Common Operating Environnments in representative force structures. Field assessment includes vehicles networked via future communications systems in a relevant environment. Additional "virtual" vehicles support scalability assessment via an integrated simulation/stimulation suite.

Our team specializes in the development and application of Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) Modeling and Simulation techniques to "flesh-out" a test configuration that include fielded Systems Under Test (SUTs).  This LVC-wrap immerses the SUT in a realistic environment that includes hundreds/thousands of simluated participants.  The following graphic illustrates the end-to-end solution-space created by QED SME's to better assess and inform upon complex Networked Performance challenges.