Science and Advanced Technology
Envisioneering, Inc. is a small business (SB) with 30 years of experience dedicated to mission support and technology development for US national defense. Envisioneering delivers effective and innovative solutions to government and commercial clients. We employ expert scientists, engineers, technicians, analysts, administrative and security personnel to meet our customer’s most challenging and complex technical and operational problems.
Envisioneering provides expertise to address our nation’s most critical challenges, developing creative concepts and technologies for the US military and to support the development of innovative strategies for National security.
We provide scientific and engineering services across the electromagnetic spectrum including: research, analysis, design, development, modeling, test and evaluation, and integration. Technologies include: directed energy, high power microwave and radio-frequency systems, high energy lasers, manned and unmanned aviation sensors, counter IED systems, and specialized electro-optical and infrared devices. Our diversified organization also provides unique logistics support and training for military missions, maintenance and calibration of specialized gages and field equipment, and creative support during dynamic military exercises. Our capabilities apply attributes for desired human factors, environmental effects, cybersecurity, and cost realism.
Electronic Weapon Systems Research
Envisioneering’s research and development work has covered a broad range of frequency bands from pulse power to conventional RF, to millimeter wave, to terahertz and laser optical bands. Our technological research provides underlying knowledge across the optical and microwave spectrum. Envisioneering’s superb technical skills and our industry partners push forward performance and innovation in the fields of Directed Energy and Electronic Weapons Systems, and the use of these by operating forces in both an offensive and defensive postures.
Electro-optical Sensors and Systems
Envisioneering regularly designs and builds specialized electro-optical (EO) and infrared (IR) devices. In addition, we fabricate a wide range of prototype and hardened hardware for various customers. These include optical, electronic, and mechanical components, equipment, and systems. We offer extensive experience in performing test support tasks at numerous Government laboratories, ranges, and test sites. We have provided support to design and fabricate mechanical, electrical, electronic, optical, and computer hardware for land, air, and ship platforms.
EO/IR threats traditionally are thought of as major detection and tracking devices designed to attack naval vessels, aircraft, and similar large targets. Today’s counterinsurgency needs have added a new, smaller-scale dimension which Envisioneering has worked to address through optical augmentation/ counter surveillance systems that support the Army, Navy and Marines.
Electronic Warfare Systems
Envisioneering has a long history of experience with naval tactical warfare applications. As early as 1981, we published a report assessing EW techniques in support of system definition and testing against anti-ship cruise missiles. This technical support continues today with direct support to the surface electronic warfare improvement program (SEWIP), which is concerned with sophisticated changes to shipboard EW systems. There are three broad aspects to achieving these improvement goals. The first is devising new or upgraded EW hardware and software that would contribute to better performance, especially against newly-discovered threats.
This encompasses both examining available intelligence, determining countermeasure design requirements and developing the new elements that best satisfy those requirements. The second is to create software models and focused physical testing to predict and/or evaluate particular aspects of the new RF elements. In some cases such testing will require the creation of novel software or measurement tools. Finally, testing the entire new EW suite in a laboratory/simulated environment, in the field and at-sea, are required. This latter stage of testing demonstrates whether the new suite is properly integrated with the ship’s combat system and other essential elements.
Directed Energy Research
Envisioneering has supported directed energy research and assessed countermeasure and directed energy weapons systems for effectiveness and vulnerabilities. Both high power microwave and femtosecond pulse laser research tasks have been performed advancing the understanding of those technology areas. In several instances, Envisioneering has coordinated and worked closely with Government agencies to carry out experiments and enhance data exchange.
Envisioneering’s experience ranges from the characterization of and experimentation with ultra-short pulse lasers to quantifying the susceptibility of COTS devices to HPM sources. Envisioneering played a key role in applying the technologies of to neutralize the IED threat by understanding the operational environment the U.S. war fighters have experienced in combat operations.
The Navy conducts numerous ongoing research and developmental efforts to better achieve and improve shipboard countermeasure effectiveness. For over 25 years we have successfully designed and implemented systems for the electronic warfare community. Envisioneering activities in this field span all aspects of the technology development process from preliminary exploitation efforts to operational testing of final countermeasure effectiveness. Such projects include many aspects of modern radio-frequency (RF) countermeasures approaches.
As threats become more sophisticated, the countermeasures must also progress, at both the component/system level and the system integration level. Envisioneering understands the extensive and interrelated elements that are necessary to carry out these programs, and is very capable of providing scientific and engineering support for the development and evaluation of countermeasure applications using radio frequency, infrared (to include near-IR and SWIR), optical and laser technologies.