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Compendium Federal Technology


Services and Solutions

Our workforce is comprised of highly skilled and motivated veterans of the United States Military. The reliability and quality of work we produce is unmatched.

Compendium Federal Technology (CFT) continues to partner with many of the clients we have been working with since our inception, including NAVAIR’s PMA 290 and the USAF Air Combat Command A59. We welcome the opportunity to work with new clients, delivering the highest quality of services with integrity and excellence.

Technical Data Support and Integrated Logistics

CFT’s capabilities include the conversion of existing documentation and associated manufacturer and commercial manuals into required formats such as S1000D. We produce a variety of technical publications including the Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETMs) for multiple aircraft platforms with recent deliveries in S1000D Issue 3.0 and 4.1. Our capabilities include the integration of technical directives with existing source documents to create a complete and comprehensive IETM. CFT has the ability to include interactive flow-tracing schematics and can author IETMs for both the NAVAIR Standard IETM Viewer (NSIV) and the US Army Interactive Authoring and Display System (IADS) supported viewers.

Our technical publications and documentation capabilities add tremendous value to the integrated logistics support and sustainment requirements of our customers. The design, writing, illustration, production, and sustainment of technical publications and manuals to meet US Navy, Air Force and international client standards and specifications allows CFT to provide:

  • Principles of Aircraft, Weapons Systems, Sensors and Communications Gear Operations
  • Crew Station Maintenance Manuals (CSMM)
  • Testing, Troubleshooting and Fault Isolation
  • Maintenance Instruction Manuals (MIMs) and Job Guides (JGs)
  • Illustrated Parts Breakdown (IPB)
  • Maintenance Requirements Cards (MRCs)
  • Equipment Arrangement Manuals (EAM) – Page-Based or Virtual Reality (VR)
  • IETP/IETM (S1000D & MIL-STD-3001)
  • Intelligent/Interactive Schematics
  • Naval Aviation Technical Information Product (NATIP)
  • Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS)
  • Military Aircraft and Weapons Systems Maintenance Curriculum

Additionally, our capabilities include development of VR/AR environments, graphics creation in multiple formats, CAD illustrations, configuration management, review and update of technical data packages, creation of testing, troubleshooting and maintenance procedures.

Model-Based Systems Engineering Services and Analysis

  • Modeling and simulation – Allows for wargaming of advanced systems and provides concepts of operations development and employment assessments.
  • Operations research analysis – Our analysis focuses on two distinct areas, Air Force networking roadmap and agile communications. The main intent of our analysis tasking is to provide military weapons system employment research mission analysis to determine impacts, effectiveness, and examine options for increasing the resiliency and adaptability of integrated communications and networks.
  • Systems engineering for requirements analysis and development – CFT models the integration of old, new, and emergent capabilities to provide users with clear operational outcomes to help customers make investment and budget decisions.
  • The CFT team currently supports the US Air Force and Joint Services through the execution of extensive operational analysis, operational scenario generation, mission modeling, communications and networking analysis. Specific support includes:
    • Air Force Airborne Networking (AFAN) roadmap technical and operational analysis.
    • Operational analysis to determine mission-based operational impacts and effectiveness of various solutions and Courses of Action (COA) as provided by USAF Air Combat Command (ACC) Langley and NAVAIR.
    • Enable relevance and outcomes of proposed USAF and Navy airborne network capabilities needed to enable modernization in the 2024 and 2030 timeframes.
    • Conduct course of action analysis with a focus on operational relevance – benefit of solution.
    • Key airborne transport layer solutions include:
      • Link 16 employment
      • Airborne network layer
      • RF spectrum management
      • Airforce effects chain impact on command and control (C2)
      • Naval Integrated Fire Control – counter air effects on C2 and operational benefits

Engineering Services

    • CFT uses laser scanners and photogrammetry scanners to produce digital point clouds for use in development of 3D models, creation of engineering drawings, reverse engineering of materials and weapon systems components, and virtual and augmented reality models and environments. Specifically,
      • Create virtual walkthroughs (Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality) of weapons systems and aircraft. Our solutions create and integrate virtual classroom and e-Learning products into maintenance and operator training curricula.
      • Import data into industry-standard software solutions for mechanical and civil engineering, industrial manufacturing, architecture, construction, accident reconstruction, forensics, and land surveying. Data produced from 3D surveying is relevant to logistics and engineering throughout the entire life cycle of an aircraft, weapons system, sensors, or equipment.
    • CFT employs Reverse Engineering to create technical data packages:
      • Point clouds can be transformed into 3D models, orthographic illustrations can be projected, and dimensioned plan drawings can be generated.
      • Point-to-point distances can be measured where measurements can pass through intervening objects. These multi-point measurements can follow wiring harnesses, cables, or plumbing and automatically sum the total length of the run.
      • Entire aircraft, ships, components, and weapon systems models and drawings can be generated from our LIDAR scans. These drawings can become the technical data package and any new technology insertions or modifications can be integrated digitally (through scans/surveys or digital data) quickly and accurately.
      • Support configuration management and technology insertion and/or equipment/component modifications and design.
    • CFT scanning methods:
      • Tripod LIDAR scanning to survey large areas quickly (360° horizontal scan, 300° vertical, 100 m distance). Panoramic color photographs are taken during each scan.
      • Handheld laser scanning can operate at closer distances and in confined spaces unsuitable for tripod-mounted equipment. Ideal for filling in gaps in LIDAR scan data or improving the quality of point cloud data in areas that were not adequately captured by LIDAR.
      • Handheld photogrammetric scanning using photogrammetric scanners that leverage multiple cameras mounted at different angles to determine positional data to capture small objects or fine details of large objects. Provides accurate detection of complex geometry, tight curves, sharp edges, and thin ribs.

    3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing)

    • CFT manufactures aircraft non-structural parts and aircraft support equipment. We have created duplicates of Weapons Replaceable Assembly (WRAs) for engineering form fit testing and evaluation. Specifically, we provide:
      • Production and rapid prototyping using 3D printing capabilities at Lexington Park, MD and NAS Jacksonville.
      • Aircraft parts (non-structural items such as ventilation ducts).
      • Special tools and support equipment to support maintenance and Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) needs.
      • Test articles to evaluate designs prior to metal fabrication.
      • WRA duplicates for form/fit testing.
    • CFT operates three 3-D printers out of our HQs in Lexington Park, Maryland to manufacture products for NAVAIR Government Contractors.
    • Our team operates a US Navy-purchased 3D printer to support the P8 Squadron’s needs for parts and components.