One step ahead
Experts at the technological front line
Expertise, continuity, customer benefits
INTRODUCTION
Accompany us into the future
Combitech is an independent consultancy company, which, with
high expertise and continuity, produces significant customer
benefits by providing valuable and innovative solutions concerning
all areas relating to integrated systems, information systems,
management systems and communication systems.
The company has more than 600 employees and is part of the Saab Group, which
is one of the world’s leading high-tech companies with primary operations within
the aviation, defence and aerospace industries.
Combitech is divided into 6 business areas. This brochure gives a brief
presentation of the business area Command & Control Systems and some of its
primary core competences.
We put you in control of
your technology
Competences from the initial analysis to system integration and
implementation of operational systems
Command & Control Systems is one of Combitech’s business areas. It
comprises about one hundred experts with extensive experience of advanced
technical systems for air traffic management, military command and control
systems and systems for civil security.
Technical challenges - part of our everyday operations
Technical challenges are part of our everyday operations, in which our
knowledge is put to the test in a constantly changing technical environment.
Our capabilities are continually being put to the test in terms of innovative
thinking, determining new relationships and taking developments a step
further forward to meet our customers’ requirements.
Advanced know-how for our customers
Our customers often place high demands and require that our services and
system solutions generate added value. Accordingly, it is particularly
satisfying that the same customers return year after year with new
challenging assignments, at the same time as new customers want to benefit
from our experience.
But we do not work all of the time. We also prioritize the regular training of
our staff, since our aim is always to be at the leading edge of technology. As a
result, we can combine new technology with extensive experience, which
benefits our customer assignments.
Alone is not always a strength
We are proud of our expertise, but at the same time, we focus on securing a
carefully selected network of partners and suppliers. This enables us to
rapidly increase capacity and offer experts in areas that are not included in
our core operations. Since we have selected our partners with care, we always
assume full responsibility for projects.
Five-star consultants
We want our customers to be content and to appreciate their cooperation with
us, so that we can jointly develop our operations.
To this end, we have five guiding principles:
• Unbiased - we always put the customer’s interests first
• Quality - we always fulfil agreements and promises
• Ethics - we never abuse a customer’s trust
• Flexibility - we adapt to the needs of the customer
• Long-term relationships - our actions shall be a driving force for recurring
cooperation
TEST & VALIDATION
INTRODUCTION
Test and Validation
– makes the difference between
believing and knowing
Does the product reflect the requirements in terms of functionality
and quality?
We have many years experience of Test and Validation (T&V) of complex
systems and systems of systems. Our customers are to be found within both
the aviation and defence markets.
The customers turn to us for help to verify that they have received what they
ordered and to validate that the deliveries perform satisfactorily in practice.
We offer competence, methods and aids that meet the most demanding system
requirements. Our assignments range from T&V of individual systems to T&V
of interactive systems of systems in complex function chains. This demands
technical and operational competence of the highest level.
During all the phases of a project we can contribute with qualified competence
and tools in order, by means of T&V, to guarantee that the intended final result
can be achieved.
We carry out our assignments as total obligations or the strengthening of
competence in the customer’s organization, during the whole or parts of the
project.
It is the final result that counts!
Today’s system solutions are nearly always based on situations
where several systems shall exchange data with each other and at the
same time also exchange data with external systems. It is often a
case of different ages of systems and several suppliers of systems
where every supplier only takes responsibility for his part. The
customer thereby has a great responsibility for ensuring that the total
system solution will function both technically and operationally.
With our different services within T&V the best prerequisites are
achieved to enable a well-functioning total solution.
Examples of services within Test and Validation:
・ Preliminary studies
・ Requirement definition
・ Testing of technical and functional interfaces
・ Joint function tests
・ Performance control
・ Reliability and availability control
・ Test and Validation plans
・ Test specifications
・ Test management
・ Test realization
SAFETY MANAGEMENT
Continuous Safety Management
– during the entire life cycle
The natural combination – system safety and deviation monitoring
When buying, developing, or operating safety-related or safety-critical
systems, safety is a key component. Safety is an important factor during the
entire system life cycle, each phase requiring its own system safety-related
tasks. Initial system definition requires definition of safety requirements and
system development focuses on building a safe system. The transition phase
requires special attention to system usage, operational procedures and training.
During the operational phase, the system safety aspect is monitored and
continuously evaluated against current safety objectives. System changes are
assessed from a safety perspective in order to maintain a safe system during
the entire operational phase. Our unique concept of working with both the
system safety services and deviation monitoring during system operation is
highly appreciated by our customers.
Why system safety analysis?
The purpose of system safety analysis is to fulfil stated safety requirement and
to develop and provide a safe system. System safety assessment in a key
component in order to receive safety endorsement and approval for operational
usage of the system.
More than a decade of experience
We have worked with system safety since the early nineties. Our main focus
has been on military command and control systems and air traffic control
systems. Our system safety department has extensive experience from military application to
civil aviation and railway. The department is one of Sweden’s largest consultancy companies
within safety analysis. Our experiences are documented in our handbook Safety 1st which is
continually updated. Our services aid both system developers and system procurers.
Examples of used standards and methodologies are MIL-STD 882, SAM / ESARR
(EUROCONTROL), FAR/JAR, DO178B, Fault Tree Analyses and FMECA’s, CREAM
(Cognitive Reliability and Error Analysis Method) etc.
Deviation monitoring
Deviation monitoring is used to follow up incidents, failures and corresponding corrective
actions related to a system. This ensures that all involved individuals directly share relevant
data, which means that correct actions can be performed faster.
Analysis of monitored data gives information to perform continuous system safety activities
throughout a system lifetime.
DIUS is our task and configuration handling system. Deviation data is registered
automatically or manually via forms. It contains workflow management to ensure handling of
the tasks according to defined processes.
The report generator summarizes information that can be retrieved for system safety analysis.
SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT
System Development
– from vision to reality
Flexible component-based systems for the future
Advanced system development is one of our specialities. We carry out system
development projects where high demands are placed on function, user
friendliness, safety, security and low life cycle costs. Our customers are to be
found within the aviation area, defence and industry. Customers with high
demands on quality and deliveries at agreed times.
Our concept within system development is to carry out total obligations where
we develop flexible component-based systems that give our customers a low
lifetime cost and expandable systems.
We develop primarily in C++ and Java, but also have knowledge in other
software languages.
We have great experience in the use of Open Source, where we have, for
example, developed an Aeronautical Information System entirely based on
Open Source.
There are few areas that are developed at the same rate as system
development. We follow the development both theoretically and practically by
continual training of our system developers and investments in new aids and
methods. But we do not forget the “heritage”. When our customers wish to
modify or expand previously supplied systems we still have the knowledge
and resources for new obligations
System development – a firm basis for qualified consultants.
Many of our system developers have, after a number of years, transferred to
our consultancy operations within Combitech. The experience from building
advanced systems for customers with high demands is an excellent school for
future consultants. Through system development projects the consultants have
gained practical experience of analysis, modelling, design, software
development, project management, acceptance test, installation,
commissioning, maintenance and operation.
With this background we are a great asset for customers who need consultants
for procurements or the implementation of complex IT systems where
theoretical knowledge in combination with broad practical experience gives
guarantees for very qualified consultancy services.
BASIC DATA
Consistent Basic Data
– full functionality and full system effect
What some call Initialization Data, Fundamental Data or Reference
Information ミ we call Basic Data.
In Command & Control systems of today a large number of different types of
basic prerequisites are used that must be available, must have a known quality
and have identical contents at a specific point of time. Examples of such basic
prerequisites are:
・ geographical information
・ airspace information
・ communication information
・ installation definitions
This type of basic prerequisites is called Basic Data.
The fact that Basic Data is managed correctly constitutes a prerequisite for
advanced Command & Control systems to be able to achieve full functionality
and give full system effect, both individually and in interactive respects. If all
Basic Data is not identical for all interacting sub-systems the Command &
Control function will be considerably limited by erroneous results and
uncertain function.
Does the pilot know where he is?
Does the controller know where the pilot is?
Does anyone of them know where the pilot really is
Combitech has, for many years, been specialized in the management and
preparation of Basic Data. This work includes:
・ Building and maintaining specially adapted computer-based tools for Basic
Data production as well as configuration and case management.
・ Collecting, processing, compiling, configuration handling,
maintaining and packaging Basic Data.
・ Electronic documentation of packaged basic data.
・ Distribution of packaged Basic Data.
GIS/GIT
By means of great knowledge within geodetics and system development we
develop applications where geographical information is one of the cornerstones. It can concern intensive calculation analyses as well as conversions
between different coordinate systems and geographical propagations. The
focus in the development is high quality, great customer benefit, user-friendlyness and close cooperation with customers and users.
SYSTEM INTEGRATION
System Integration
– even technical systems
are stronger together
Higher performance to lower costs
System Integration ensures that all system parts work as a whole. This can be
achieved by integration of stand-alone systems to one system or integration of
a single stand-alone system to an existing system of systems.
By systems integration our customers are lowering their costs, achieving
higher performance, gaining flexibility, and reducing the time from decision to
an operational system.
The users get better ergonomics. Instead of information spread on several
displays and the need for the manual transfer of data between the systems, the
users can retrieve all necessary information in one display.
Our systems integration expertise has long experience of implementing and
integrating systems for Civil Aviation, the Defence and Industries. We offer a
broad range of systems integration consulting and technical services to help
our customers to stay competitive and to achieve a longer lifetime from their
investments. We have in-depth knowledge of the necessary fusion of technology, software development frameworks, tools combined with advanced
program management and a comprehensive methodology.
RANDIS – System integration in practice
System integration can take place at different levels. The simplest form
guarantees that different stand-alone systems can exchange data. With more
advanced system integration the operator can retrieve all information from one
client where all the necessary inputs can be made. The server can contain a
number of program systems, or it is possible to allocate the systems between
different servers.
When we developed RANDIS (Real time AIS information system) for Avinor
a central server was used with local servers at the airports. The central server
exchanged common data with the local servers and the local servers fetched
data from local sensors and interfaces. All information was collected,
processed and made available in the controller’s clients. The controller can, in
his turn, exchange data between the different clients in RANDIS, both inside
and outside the airport. With this system solution the operator has access, in
one and the same display, to all requisite AIS information to carry out his
service instead of moving between a number of displays and keyboards to
retrieve and send AIS information. This is an example of system integration in
practice where both the customer and the user are winners.
System integration for Avinor’s NATCON project
The NATCON North project within Avinor will introduce a new air
traffic management system at Bodソ Air Traffic Control Centre and in
numerous local control towers.
Combitech is contracted to deliver technical and operational consulting
services, within the areas of system test, procedure development and
operator training.
Combitech will deliver consultancy services for three different tasks:
・ Integration and system level testing in the NATCON integration
laboratory at the ANS System Development Centre at Rソyken
・ Training and competence development activities for air traffic
controllers and air traffic management engineers in Bodソ AOR (area of
responsibility)
・ Producing the required operational and technical procedures for an
efficient and safe operation of the systems in Bodソ AOR
This system integration project involves large number of people during a
period of approximately 2 years where specialist knowledge is required
within several areas. Through our network of partners, among others,
Swedavia and Eltel, we can offer Avinor sufficient capacity in order to
complete the project in time and with the requisite expertise.
QUALITY AND CERTIFICATES
Quality and Certificates
・ ISO9001:2000 + TickIT (Quality Management)
・ ISO14001:2004 (Environmental Management)
・ BCL FT 2.3 (Approval for maintenance of technical equipment for
air traffic services)
・ ISEB (Software testing)
・ ISTOB (Software testing)
・ Authorized test leader (by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration)
Would you like to know more? Please contact us;
Choong-ho Yi, Business Development Manager, +46 734 376062, [email protected]
Lars Norrestad, Business Development Manager, +46 708 437550, [email protected]
Mikael Olofsson, Business Development Manager, +46 708 704577, [email protected]
www.combitech.se
Combitech is a leading supplier of services within system development, system integration, information security and
system safety. We are an independent consultancy company that with high competence and continuity, create great
customer benefits by supplying valuable and innovative solutions.
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