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.