Preparing your electronics for going into space is what we know.

  • Raytheon 2017 Supplier Excellence Epic Award
  • Department of Defense Nunn Perry Award
  • AS9100 Certification
  • NIS Compliance

Mission Assurance

Fifth Gait believes that products and services are delivered to customers through disciplined practices. The company not only implements program execution and AS9100-certified quality measures on current Programs of Record but also offers training in key management areas as well as expertise in program assessment and development of recovery plans for any size program.

  • Mission Assurance
  • AS9100 Certified
  • Mission Assurance Plan
  • Hardness Assurance
  • Maintenance and Surveillance
  • Cybersecurity
  • Program Management
  • Earned Value Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Master Scheduling
  • Risk & Opportunity Management
  • Change Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Data Management
  • Program Management Training
  • Critical Program Diagnoses
  • Recovery Plan

Modeling & Simulation

Fifth Gait continues to be an industry leader in creating specialized environments and effects models and simulations to evaluate system, subsystem, component, and materials response to radiation environments as well as shielding effectiveness for security, reconnaissance, surveillance and space and missile defense applications.

  • Environment and Effects Models
  • SIRE2 Toolkit
  • XTRRA Toolkit
  • Real-time flight simulations with nuclear effects
  • Effects simulation on E/O sensors
  • High fidelity (FPA, signal processing)
  • Low fidelity (Hendrick-Goldflam model)
  • Maintain & develop radiation transport tools
  • End-to-end system modeling support for radiation effects
  • Modeling Tools To Support Test
  • Facility models for Test Planning
  • Statistical analysis & signal processing tools for sensor testing
  • Assessment of system implication
  • Advanced image, data, and sensor processing

Testing & Evaluation

Whether the needs are for early design-phase parts evaluation or final qualification/acceptance, Fifth Gait develops detailed test plans, finds appropriate test facilities, performs the test, and analyzes the results with system use in mind, in accordance with established standards. We also perform operational testing of DoD components in natural and man-made environments to provide support for design, development, and end-to-end simulations.

  • Test Planning & Execution
  • Generate detailed test plans
  • Identify & develop appropriate test capabilities
  • Perform tests at established facilities
  • Provide required test documentation
  • Evaluate system impacts
  • Offer mitigation solutions
  • Special Test Capablities
  • Electronics testing in man-made and natural environments
  • Radiation test & evaluation of assemblies and subsystems
  • XTRRA and SENTINEL diagnostics (NIF)
  • IR Sensor/Focal Plan Array test (NICSSim)
  • Original developers of the Longmire Laboratory
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    5061 N 30th St., Suite 103
    Colorado Springs, CO 80919
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