Design & Development Engineering Services

When It Absolutely, Positively Has To Work

Product Realization

Updated: August 20, 2008

The Rules Of Engagement

It all starts with requirements – ALL the requirements

  • Detailed requirements including those “derived” from experience (lessons learned) must be captured and tracked

Planning is no substitute for execution

  • Detailed programs plans must be started at the RFP stage and adapted to facilitate mission success as risk is realized

Oversight and Insight are Complementary

  • Rigorous design reviews must be held based on ALL of the requirements, both derived and directed
  • Subcontractors are treated as an extension of the DDES team subject to derived requirements and lessons learned

Mission assurance is critical to mission success

  • The design is tested to “expectations” as well as to derived and directed requirements

The Successful Model

In keeping with the DDES business model, functions which are more appropriately provided by organizations that focus in particular business areas are being used in a subcontracted manner to augment the DDES workforce. DDES makes use of subcontracted manufacturing and test activities that represent an extension of qualified experience to the DDES business model.

These subcontractors have been a part of the aerospace business for many years and use of their talent is a natural match under the “do what you do best” motto. It is through the use of subcontractors such as these, that DDES is capable of selectively applying resources as needed without the added employee burden.

The Subcontractor Team

  • Printed Circuit Board Fabrication
  • Custom Magnetic Fabrication
  • Custom Machined Components
  • Circuit Card Assembly
  • Destructive Parts Analysis
  • Dynamic Environmental Testing
  • EMI / EMC Testing