Engineering

Management

Performance

Services

ILS-INC is a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB).

Engineering

ILS-INC offers engineering support services for a wide variety of applications. Our key areas of engineering support include Logistics Engineering, Safety Engineering, Supportability Engineering, and Reliability Engineering as detailed below. Our engineering staff consists of experienced mechanical, electrical, software, and logistics engineers.

 Our engineering processes ensure our customers’ products are safe and reliable. With our engineering inputs integrated into the design of a product, we can help to ensure system availability, enabling our customers to deliver a product that lasts longer, requires less support, and is affordable, operable, and sustainable throughout its lifecycle.

Logistics Engineering

Logistics Engineering is the integration of many activities. It includes support-related activities that deal with the planning, analysis, design, testing, and sustaining of a system.

Logistics Management – Our Logistics Management personnel are well versed with planning and successful execution to meet the contractual requirements of the different components of logistics criteria for individual programs.

Supporting Equipment Engineering – Our staff of logisticians are very familiar with the current trends in supportability as well as minimizing support equipment in the military. This is accomplished from experience in knowing the types of support and test equipment currently available.

Configuration Management – Our personnel within Configuration Management (CM) are experienced in the management and execution of a proven CM model. The CM/documentation management program directly interfaces with the logistics engineering documentation to ensure all the information is exact and current. 

Safety Engineering

ILS-INC safety engineers understand the criticality of implementing a comprehensive safety program to ensure the safety of personnel, equipment, and environment. Our skilled safety engineers are able to begin analyzing the design early on to identify potential hazards and address them before changes become too expensive. Our team is also skilled at identifying the cause and mitigation strategies for potential hazards.

Following the detailed principles or MIL-STD-882, MIL-HDBK-764, OSHA, NEC, ANSI, and EPA, our safety engineers are able to provide the following:

• Hazard Tracking and Resolution
• Hazardous Materials Management Program Plans (HMMPP)
• Hazardous Materials Management Program Reports (HMMPR)
• Operating and Support Hazard Analyses
• Preliminary Hazard Lists (PHL)
• Programmatic Environmental, Safety, and Health Evaluations (PESHE)
• Safety Assessment Reports (SAR)
• Safety Hazard Analyses (SHA)
• Safety Shakedowns
• Subsystem Hazard Analyses
• System Hazard Analyses
• Software Safety Engineering
• Hazard Tracking and Resolution
• Hazardous Materials Management Program Plans (HMMPP)
• Hazardous Materials Management Program Reports (HMMPR)
• Health Hazard Assessments (HHA)
• Operating and Support Hazard Analyses
• Pollution Prevention
• Preliminary Hazard Lists (PHL)
• Programmatic Environmental, Safety, and Health Evaluations (PESHE)
• Safety Hazard Analyses (SHA)
• Subsystem Hazard Analyses
• System Hazard Analyses
 

Supportability Engineering

Supportability engineering is the science of predictions and measures of the characteristics of an item that facilitate the ability to support and sustain its mission capabilities within a predefined environment and usage profile. These engineering analyses consider functional supportability, comparisons to existing systems, standardization of design, application of technologies, and support infrastructures. Supportability engineering is used to influence design decisions with the goal of improving supportability and lowering the total cost of ownership.

Reliability Engineering

It is our supportability engineers’ goal to aid in ensuring Reliability, Availability, Maintainability – Testability (RAM-T) requirements are achieved and any changes are implemented as early in the design process as possible, ultimately reducing the overall system cost. We understand how dramatically the cost of an unreliable design increases with product maturity, which is why we utilize proven predictive engineering techniques while the design is still in the development stage.

Our supportability engineers are experienced developing RAM calculations, which can accommodate a project from start to finish in the following areas:

• Event Tree
• Fault Tree
• Reliability Prediction
• Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
• Failure Reporting, Analysis, and Corrective Action System (FRACAS)
• Life Cycle Cost
• Maintainability Prediction
• Phase Diagram
• Reliability Block Diagram
• Weibull Analyses
• Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Analysis
• RCM Preventive Maintenance

Availability Engineering – ILS-INC engineers evaluate the probability that an item will be in an operable state when called into use at an unknown or random time. Availability calculations are performed utilizing reliability data. Availability can be expressed as inherent (Ai), achieved (Aa) or Operational (Ao). Availability predictions are useful in conducting trade-off analyses of different system design and maintenance concepts.

Maintainability Engineering – ILS-INC engineers analyze systems to identify faults, helping to minimize manpower and logistics support services and reducing the overall life cycle cost. In addition to providing maintainability recommendations, our engineers have the capability to provide modeling, allocations, predictions, and support maintainability demonstrations, data collection, and test support.

Testability Engineering – ILS-INC has the ability to review system designs to evaluate the system for improved prognostics and diagnostics capabilities