Scientific and Engineering Support


A systems engineering perspective is crucial to the success of any program. Establishing a total system perspective from the very beginning of any program, and maintaining that perspective throughout the development can and will reduce risk. Implementation of a total systems engineering approach includes the establishment and tracking of product requirements throughout; the development and establishment of system and subsystem interfaces; the inclusion of all subsystem component disciplines and technologies throughout the development as well as the inclusion of the end users and maintainers; establishing and maintaining configuration control; and, the regular assessment of the system under design/development to ensure it will meet the customer requirements. Systems engineering can help ensure no surprises.

Examples of current and past clients include:

  • U.S. Army TRADOC Analysis Center (TRAC) Leavenworth Supporting the analysis of emerging concepts leading to new doctrine, materiel acquisition leading to new fielded equipment, and force design leading to new organizations. Also supporting the warfighting Combatant Commanders with analysis of their operational planning. To enable its analysis mission, we support efforts to develop, maintain, and verify and validate a suite of force-on-force models and simulations; and create/model large force scenarios and databases of division and corps operations set within joint operations.
  • Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IAMD-BCS). Supporting Northrop Grumman to establish a network-centric systems-of-systems solution for integrating sensors, shooters and battle management, command, control, communications and intelligence systems for Army air and missile defense. The newly integrated system will allow warfighters to take advantage of expanded sensor and weapon system combinations via an integrated fire control network.
  • Army Material Test Directorate (WSMR) Engineering and Analysis contract support efforts focused on providing connectivity to the WSMR Inter Range Control Center (IRCC) as part of the overall Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) Test Integration Network (ATIN) that will provide a common architecture across ATEC for distributed testing.
  • Air Force Nuclear Weapons Counterproliferation Agency (AFNWCA) Provided program management support as well as scientific and technical (S&T) expertise. AFNWCA has the primary technical and programmatic AF responsibility for DoD and National Nuclear Security Administration nuclear weapon and counterproliferation activities; and, providing S&T expertise in counter-CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear) studies and analyses. Specific areas of support included: program management / administrative support; technical studies, reporting and system acquisition; operational and combat support; computational, modeling and simulation support; test planning, execution and analysis support; intelligence support and target assessment; classified network administration; and, information technology security.
  • Air Force Special Operations Forces (SOF) Engineering support for operation of the MH-53 helicopter, including program management support, by delineating and managing a predictive maintenance program to enhance the capability of maintenance personnel to diagnose and predict impending technical problems in key rotating components before their failure causes serious maintenance or safety problems.
  • Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC) Engineering Test and CBRN Test Support contracts providing technical services in the form of test concept development, test planning, test execution, test evaluation, test reporting, identifying test capabilities, and other technical and analytical support as required.
  • SMDC Office of Technical Interoperability and Matrix Center (TIMC) System Engineering in the areas of space and missile defense. Support included program management and technical support in the assessment of Army requirements in the development of the Integrated Architecture Behavioral Model, assessments of cruise missile defense options; examination of blue force tracking methodologies, and the assessment and investigation of developments in Army DOTMLPF (doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel and facilities) as they affect and pertain to the mission of SMDC.
  • Single Integrated Air Picture (SIAP) Joint Program Office Provided critical members of the SIAP JPO Test and Analysis Division. In addition to actively participating in the test and analysis of the Integrated Architecture Behavioral Model, RhinoCorps provided key services and expertise in the areas of: test development, execution, analysis and reporting; tool evaluation and development; product support for numerous external government and commercial test sites; and technology demonstrations (to include Defense Acquisition Board demonstration). Implemented RhinoCorps’ Simanij test tool to increase efficiency and reduce analysis errors in regression testing for system and component requirements. RhinoCorps also provided leadership and specialized support in the evaluation and testing of component level features of the IABM such as track management, sensor interfaces, sensor and data registration, system control and combat identification.

RhinoCorps takes a systems engineering perspective in all our support and development efforts to include software design and development efforts. Let RhinoCorps meet your support requirements today. Whether your needs be in software development, modeling and simulation, or scientific and engineering support, RhinoCorps can provide the System Engineering perspective you need to ensure the development of a successful product that meets your requirements — contact us now for further information!