Core Competencies

ERC has a broad base of intellectual capital and subject matter expertise in areas of advanced military and space research, development, and sustainment. Our expertise and capabilities in propulsion systems, advanced sensor systems, avionics, and guidance and control systems are broadly distributed throughout our customer base. For other military and space system-critical technologies, we have expertise to support our current and future business base in areas such as:

  • GPS technology

  • Command, control & communication

  • Telemetry systems

  • Nanotechnology

  • Embedded software

  • Electromagnetic interference/electromagnetic compatibility (EMI/EMC)

  • Advanced materials

  • Human factors

  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)

  • Knowledge based systems

  • Neural network and genetic algorithm systems

  • Virtual testing / simulation concepts

  • High-performance computing

We provide services that span the lifecycles of the systems we support. Our broadest capabilities include:

A&AS/SETA Support

ERC provides engineering oversight to acquisition programs such as next-generation space vehicles and weapons systems, including the development and operation of test systems.

Research and Development

Our scientists and senior engineers conduct R&D for pre-acquisition programs, such as propulsion mechanics and propulsion system evaluation, space vehicle design, and innovations in thermal protection systems. Our CFD experts write and maintain specialized code to support cutting edge research.

Systems Engineering

Our systems engineers support the design and management of developmental weapons systems, space vehicles, and test equipment. We work with our customers to plan complex, long-term engineering projects, including NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), Commercial Crew and Cargo programs, and advanced DoD weapons and vehicle systems.

Test and Evaluation Support

ERC supports developmental test activities for virtually all of our US Army, US Air Force, and NASA customers, including test planning, setup, conduct, and post-test data processing. We design and build data acquisition systems to meet specific customer needs.

Complex Systems Operation and Maintenance

We operate and maintain systems, such as the one-of-a-kind mobile transporter at Kennedy Space Center, as well as a number of advanced facilities across the country that support weapon and space system test and verification. Across our contracts, we maintain, upgrade, and repurpose existing systems to support the development of future space and weapon programs.

IT, Software Support, and Network Administration

Our advanced IT capabilities are employed when projects demand supercomputing resources, management of wide-band data processing, sophisticated data sampling, data compression, and data analysis techniques.