ALE Consultants play a critical role for the U.S. Department of Defense, and its prime- and sub-contractors. We have pioneered Network Acceleration for Big Data applications in security and defense applications. We also have provided standard and customized LabVIEW and High-Throughput LabVIEW FPGA training to these branches and to many of their contractors and sub-contractors. Our custom solutions have ranged from LabVIEW-based test applications to more complex software architecture consulting and system design work.
One of our first projects involved automating a manual test process. The original testing system used a complex Excel workbook that contained 30 worksheets filled with scientific formulas and reports and several sensors with digital displays, which were not connected to a computer. We took all the formulas from the Excel workbook, moved them to LabVIEW, connected all the sensors to a PC and interfaced them to LabVIEW. This new LabVIEW program also generated Excel based reports. As a result, we reduced the test time from eight hours to 15 minutes.
In addition, the manual setup initially had five tests. All five tests were converted to run on a LabVIEW-based system using an architecture that allowed for the addition of 20 more tests for a fraction of the time and cost of the initial development. The program has been in use for over ten years.
In another project, we provided LabVIEW training to a group that then went on to develop test software. At some point they hit some limits in terms of software architecture, software re-use, and scalability. ALE Consultants provided their clients ongoing custom training, consulting, software architecture design, and then test software development using LabVIEW.
We have written software for labs that test for the following standards: MIL-STD-167-1 Type II Vibration, MIL-S-901 shock testing, Airborne and Structure-borne testing per MIL-STD-740-1, MIL-STD-740-2, MIL-STD-740-740B, and MIL-STD-1399 current waveform analysis.
During the Cold War, the threats to our defense system were well defined and even monolithic. Today, defense must be approached with flexibility to deal with the more nebulous dangers or threats impacting our society. ALE Consultants can help you achieve that flexibility.