Analysis and Engineering

Long Wave is a leader in the field of communication engineering and global communications systems and analysis. We have strategically aligned ourselves as an HF Center of Excellence by developing extensive capability to perform a Ray Vincent analizing noise from mobile test facility 800x531wide variety of engineering, manufacturing and prototype development for military applications. For many obsolete military platforms we can reverse engineer the systems requirements and develop work solutions using the current and sustainable technology that will support the system well into the future.

Our team of professionals has great experience creating unique solutions and products for the expanding needs of the defense industry in the face of today’s fiscally constrained environment.

Software Development

Long Wave Inc. specializes in Software Development and all associated supporting functions. This includes but is not limited to software and hardware integration, testing and support functions. Long Wave utilizes Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server to keep track of software code and executable. Long Wave can reproduce the delivered software, troubleshoot technical problems, and support future feature requests. Long Wave uses Windows for most of our software development. We also develop for various Linux platforms. Our personnel has experience coding in a variety of different languages. We do have extensive experience coding within the .NET framework, and are experienced using C#, C++, VB and other software coding environments. We have shown our flexibility and customer service excellence when asked to modify and use other development environments as required by our customer. We have used several different methods of deploying our software and created executable installation packages, recoverable images, and pre-installed software.

Noise Abatement

Long Wave Inc. has the capability to mitigate problems at HF through UHF radio-receiving sites caused by radio noise and interference which degrades a sites ability to detect and receive desired signals. Though instrumented surveys at a customer’s site, an analysis of the temporal and spectral structure of interference is used to determine the type of interference or noise adversely affecting signal reception. This includes the capability to cope with intermittent and erratic cases of radio noise and interference as well as continuous noise and interference. From this, LWI can determine the likely source of the unwanted interference and mitigate the problem though related actions to locate and eliminate the offending source. This service can immeasurably enhance the mission capability of complex and expensive receiving facilities.

Subject Matter Experts

Long Wave provides the Navy Subject Matter Experts (SME’S) for emerging mission requirements, CONOP development, airborne communications operations policy and procedures, as well as, ground support communications analysis for performance and effectiveness. The Long Wave team is the recognized community experts in these critical mission areas. We also provide a team of trusted mission specialists who operate T-RECS equipment configured to stimulate the Systems Stimulator which is used to train communications aircrew in a simulated mission environment. Long Wave technicians research, develop and custom build Nuclear Command and Control Communication (NC3) mission scenarios. These scenarios are used to train airborne communications crews using a “team-training” learning technique.

Reverse Engineering

Long Wave has, in cooperation with our partners, an extensive capability to perform a wide variety of engineering, manufacturing and prototype development for military applications. For many obsolete military platforms we can reverse engineer the systems requirements and develop work solutions using the current and sustainable technology that will support the system well into the future. Long Wave has partnerships that support DoD requirements for Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) and one of the very few DOD recommended applications to track your DMSMS status and alert you to potential shortages in a timely manner.

Interactive Electronic Technical Manual Solutions

IETM Classes: A Primer

An Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM) is all the information a technician needs to do his job: procedures, parts information and theory information loaded on a lightweight portable computer he can take with him to the machine to perform maintenance. Below is a list of DoD IETM Class Specifications:

  • Class 0 (Print or hardcopy) - Paper tech manuals with multiple volumes not linked or integrated. Maintainer uses table of contents or index for Data. High false-removal rates probable. Difficulty in updating or maintaining.
  • Class I/II - Page turners and scrolling documents with some indexing and hyperlinking. End-user searches for data. High false-removal rates probable.
  • Class III - SGML- or XML-tagged documents, some level of intelligence added, hyperlinking through linear structure. Maintainer searches for Data. High false removals rates probable.
  • Class IV - Authored directly to database for interactive electronic output, authored for maximum viewing ease. False removal rates non-existent, hierarchical structure.
  • Class V - IETM linked to or embedded in the equipment’s operating system and/or maintenance network, integration with equipment diagnostics expedites. Troubleshooting, spares ordering and maintenance planning with increased equipment availability. Extend supports Class I thru IV IETMs, with emphasis on classes III through IV. Our Class III solution uses legacy SGML converted to XML with a context-sensitive search engine for quick and easy data retrieval.

Extend is IETMs technology developed by Long Wave, that allows for automatic updating of technical data via an XML platform. Extend provides leading technology for pure XML solutions and the flexibility for seamless integration into your current system. It allows you to use a single XML dataset as a ‘database’ of information and provides the ability to export out the data to Print (hardcopy), CD-ROM, Inter/Intranet and wireless media. Update the XML and the updates flow automatically to each medium. No need to keep several versions of your data updated because the technology pulls all of its information from a single, source XML document.