FSI provides Engineering Support Services to the Undersea Integration Program Office. As the prime contractor, FSI provides a range of engineering services to include technical document development, reliability engineering, risk management, design, development, testing, certification, and accreditation. For example, FSI provides technical engineering expertise for a host of undersea warfare systems to include the OE-538 Increment 2, BRR-6 Buoy System, Submarine High Data Rate antenna programs, and systems engineering and integration for the Common Submarine Radio Room. Within Reliability Engineering, FSI collects all Reliability Maintainability Availability (RMA) data and analyzes it for tracking reliability growth and reliability projection/prediction performance of the systems for the program office. For the AN/BRR-6 Towed Buoy Antenna, FSI developed the RMA metrics plan to include the data collection plan and analysis methods. Moving forward, FSI is developing a Reliability Program Plan which will encompass all reliability tasks to include requirements development, design for reliability efforts, reliability analyses and assessments.
Within risk management, FSI managed all Advanced High Data Rate Antenna risks/issues until they were mitigated, retired, or realized. During monthly Risk Advisory Board meetings and semiannual Risk Review Boards, the documented risks/issues were reviewed by FSI in order to ensure that mitigation plans were progressing, new solutions and approaches were evaluated, and existing risks were evaluated for closure or transition to the issue status.
In addition, FSI assisted with the development and management of the Advanced High Data Rate Antenna Dynamic Object Oriented Requirements System (DOORS) database, which is an online collaboration requirements database tool. FSI Systems Engineers, in preparation for the initial review of the System Performance Specification, reviewed various options for the Change Proposal System in order to maximize the DOORS built-in review capabilities. Overall, collaboration with software Subject Matter Experts and Naval Undersea Warfare Center personnel resulted in an improved way forward for the entire System Performance Specification review process.
Also, FSI developed a formalized System Integration Process for the entire program office. This process defined roles and responsibilities across stakeholders as they interact with other programs in order to complete the development, design, integration, testing, and fielding of PEO C4I systems onto submarine platforms. The development of this integration process required the review of existing processes and available documentation, careful interaction with stakeholders to understand their requirements and expectations, detailed breakdown of processes and sub-processes into process flow diagrams, and drafting an overall Process Description Document that functions as a cohesive reference for internal and external stakeholders. The driving factor for this process was the necessity for greater coordination amongst stakeholders at the early stages of requirements capture, development, and design. In addition, this process addresses the need to better manage and utilize testing resources during the integration and testing phases of a system lifecycle.