Ship Signature Management Support Services
Angle personnel have extensive experience in program management, quality assurance, shipboard configuration tracking and management, and the topside RCS features audit and reporting process. Engineering changes are a fact of life on US Navy ships. Initiatives to reduce the number of changes produce results, but developments in safety, changes in manufacturers, and obsolescence and discontinued materials all make changes inevitable. Some changes actually reduce overall cost and are pursued even when all others are avoided. Whatever the reason for making a change, the results often invoke the law of unintended consequences, especially in signature control. We have experience in development, review, and analysis of proposed changes. We use the total systems engineering approach to signature management as the essential element in impact assessment and scooping for all topside changes. We employ engineering judgment for initial impact assessment and follow that with model based analysis and assessment where doubt about the need for control measures exists. We work closely with the customer to find the most cost effective approach to meet their needs. We apply the same discipline to IR and magnetic signatures and can apply the same methodology to acoustic signatures with support from our acoustics analysis partners.
Angle has over 25 years of experience in signatures management from concept design through construction and life cycle maintenance. We have the knowledge, experience, and tools needed to help our customers develop, deliver, and maintain appropriate signature solutions.