Sustainment is the provisioning of personnel, logistic, and other support activities required to maintain and prolong operations or combat until the successful accomplishment of the mission or objective. Sustainment consists of all core logistics capabilities (including supply, maintenance, deployment and distribution, human systems, logistics services, and engineering) as well as personnel support services.
FTIs Sustainment Capabilities: FTI’s Sustainment capability is equipped to provide our customers with the most robust set of capabilities and technologies to support its customers across a wide spectrum. From Fleet Energy Management, Manpower Analysis and Wargaming to Maintenance Planning, FTI Sustainment is ready to support your most challenging needs.
Examples of FTI Core Sustainment Tasking:
- PMS443 Bridge Integration:
FTI supports the day-to-day operations and strategic initiatives of the Ship Controls System (SCS) and Bridge Integration (BI) Program Acquisition Resource Management (PARM). In addition, FTI is iteratively providing a SBIR technical solution to support end-to-end oversight and management of SCS fielding plans and impacts to cost and schedule as variances are introduced.
FTI supports the testing of Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) by MDA (Missile Defense Agency). MDA works closely with the combatant commands (e.g. Pacific Command, Northern Command, etc.) who rely on the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) to protect the United States, our forward deployed forces, and our friends and allies from hostile ballistic missile attacks. This contract supports test-range tracking, voice/data networks, and overall range safety for these strategically important events. FTI’s technologies are utilized to provide timely mission support data analytics and illustrate how personnel, systems, and processes can work more efficiently including afloat/ashore system upgrades, maintenance, and deployments.
- AFMC Wargaming:
Over the past 5 years, FTI has led the effort to develop and integrate innovative modeling and simulation technologies and processes into wargames which allows the USAF to make defensible, metric driven, fiscal decisions on defense programs that will ensure the Air Force’s ability to fight and win during an extended conflict. These technologies evaluate sustainment limitations and capabilities using logistics data and planning factors through accepted models, tools, simulations, and metric visualization.
- Light Attack Aircraft/Armed Overwatch Programs:
FTI supports the acquisition and sustainment efforts of the Light Attack Aircraft and Armed Overwatch programs. FTI assesses program requirements to develop innovative solutions through implementation of our SBIR technologies in aiding program decisions. FTI analyzes program data, derives the key information important to the program and then allows the program to make better informed decisions.
- GENISYS / FECD Efforts:
FTI provides development support for the Fleet Energy Conservation Dashboard (FECD), which Collects, consolidates, stores, processes, and presents energy consumption data. It will interface with several data sources that collect energy information from systems, subsystems or components that currently collect these data in stove pipes. The FECD software provides an energy decision support system capable of transforming data into actionable, intelligent information. It is hosted in the AWS IL4 GovCloud environment.
Cross Market, Horizontal Solutions:
- Product Readiness & Logistics (ILS)
- Test Range support and connection to Live Virtual & Constructive
- Digital and Specialty Engineering
- Cost Estimation
– Joint Staff, Best Practices Paper on Sustainment: https://www.jcs.mil/Portals/36/Documents/Doctrine/fp/sustain_fp5th_ed.pdf
FTI publications on Space domain:
Simmerer, J., T. Murdock, L.H. Roach, R. Hartzell, and B. Muccioli (2020). The all-sky visible and infrared astronomical catalog Encompass 3.0: motivation, creation, and validation. Conference on Characterization and Radiometric Calibration for Remote Sensing.
Tansock, J, D. Bancroft, T. Murdock, et al. (2015). Guidelines for Radiometric Calibration of Electro-Optical Instruments for Remote Sensing. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Handbook 157. DOI: 10.6028/nist.hb.157
Roach, L.H., J. Hobart, T. Murdock (2015). Electro-Optical Infrared Sensor Systems. Conference on Characterization and Radiometric Calibration for Remote Sensing.
Roach, L.H., C. Doktor, T. Murdock (2013). Condition-Based Calibration for Electro-Optical Infrared Sensor Systems. Conference on Characterization and Radiometric Calibration for Remote Sensing.