TechFinity’s guiding principle is straightforward: combine the best people, processes and tools to provide best value system solutions to the customer.
Background of Founders
TechFinity was started in 1998 as a Consulting and Engineering Services firm to the Defense and Aerospace Industry. Its founding members were experienced managers and technical staff that previously worked for major Aerospace and Defense companies. Our senior management team has, on average, more than 30 years of experience in the Aerospace and Defense Industry
Our business model is to act as a catalyst between government agencies, technology companies, and academic institutions to transfer innovative research into advanced technology solutions. We operate a lean business structure that combines our core management, research and development teams with industry consultants to provide high quality solutions while keeping costs low. We maintain a core staff of highly educated and technically competent scientists and engineers to perform the primary design and development of our software and systems. Subject matter experts are hired as consultants as needed to support specific project requirements. We strive to develop and nurture industry and customer contacts, and we maintain our industry presence through major technical conference presentations and providing quality solutions to our customers.
TechFinity staff have extensive experience in technical development and project management on many different aerospace and defense systems, and in working with collaborators in the industry for various customers.
Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)
TechFinity staff while at previous employers led the THAAD BMC3 algorithm development and analysis effort that included modeling, simulation, graphical demonstrations of the threat, sensor, weapon, communications network, resource allocation and optimization, planning and scheduling. They also led the deliverable software development effort including requirements development, coding, integration, and test in BMC3 Sensor Management, Track, and Discrimination. They led the modeling and performance analysis of BMC3, including communications and data processing architectures, to predict response times for critical system threads and assess computer and communications reserve capacity. The produced an algorithm development process and plan which helped deliver hundreds of key algorithms (published in a 1200 page document) within cost and schedule meeting the needs of a large software project.
National / Strategic Missile Defense
TechFinity made solid contributions to a national / strategic missile defense proposal led by a major aerospace firm. The TechFinity effort included defining the System Analysis and Design process, co-leading the concept development of the system track-discrimination-data fusion approach, developing Battle Management resource allocation models, and supporting system functional analysis. TechFinity’s customers were extremely pleased with our contributions which helped the team win the contract, resulting in a significant contract award to TechFinity to support the follow-on design and development phase, which continued for more than 10 years.
Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
TechFinity staff while at a previous employer served as Chief Architect of the NASA HST Science Planning and Scheduling System (SPSS) leading development of requirements, algorithms, and software design. This included leading SPSS orbital computations and visibility software development; designing and implementing the scheduling algorithms and software to schedule command sequences for the HST science instruments, subject to various observational and orbital constraints; and supporting software installation at the Space Telescope Science Institute on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. The software system was developed under cost and within schedule. NASA recognized these contributions by awarding the Goddard Space Flight Center and the Administrator’s Certificates of Recognition.
Current and Past Customers
- Missile Defense Agency
- Northrop Grumman
- Lockheed Martin
Current and Past Collaborators
- University of Southern California
- Univeristy of Californa, Los Angeles
- Mercy Medical Center at Johns Hopkins Univeristy
- Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
- University of Michigan