About Fifth Gait

We are committed to the next step in survivability for systems of national interest.

Our Story

In 2007, Kathryn Doughty, as founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fifth Gait Technologies, Inc., began reuniting a team of experts first envisioned by Rudolf Goldflam at Mission Research Corporation. Under Rudy’s mentorship, the group had worked together as MRC’s Advanced Sensors Group advancing technology and filling technology gaps. Over the years, they grew to be nationally recognized subject matter experts in space radiation and nuclear survivability, image processing, real-time systems, and IR sensors.

Over a decade in, the Fifth Gait family keeps growing. The collaborative spirit of Fifth Gait’s founding has created an atmosphere in which to nurture the subject matter experts of the future. Fifth Gait remains committed to mentorship and the development of technology leaders essential to protect our national and global interests. We strive to provide an environment that generates challenging research and development and provides the optimal balance between collaboration and independent work. Fifth Gait envisions expertise that multiplies across the company and extends to all our partner organizations.

Kathy Doughty

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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Our Areas of Expertise

Mission Assurance

Fifth Gait implements program execution and AS9100 certified quality measures on current Programs of Record. We offer expertise in program assessment and development.

Test and Evaluation

Fifth Gait performs operational testing of DoD components in natural and man-made environments to provide support for design, development, and end-to-end simulations.

Modeling and Simulation

Fifth Gait continues to be an industry leader in creating specialized environments and effects models and simulators to evaluate system, subsystem, component, and materials response.

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  • Santa Barbara
    5531 Somerset Dr
    Santa Barbara, CA 93111
  • Colorado Springs
    5061 N 30th St., Suite 103
    Colorado Springs, CO 80919
  • Huntsville
    14040 Camden Circle
    Huntsville, AL 35803