SSI has been servicing all levels of government for over 40 years, with a focus on the Department of Defense in the Federal space; most specifically with the Navy. SSI support and solutions have Navy enterprise‐wide impact in that they substantially reduce Naval Aviation operating costs while simultaneously increasing the warfighting capability of the aircraft carrier fleet. Our innovative solutions reflect SSI’s ability to apply innovative technologies and reengineered processes to expand warfighting capability of Naval Aviation.

US NAVY

Capacity Selector Valve (CSV) Calculator (Shooter Tablet) Redefining the Carrier Flight Deck


Challenge:

Provide an automated tool to accurately and quickly determine the appropriate aircraft carrier catapult CSV setting required to safely launch aircraft.

SSI recently delivered a tablet computer‐based Catapult Capacity Selector Value (CSV) Calculator system to replace the current manual calculation process used by the Shooter station on Navy aircraft carriers.

A critical component of the catapult system is the Capacity Selector Valve (CSV). SSI designed and developed an automated tool to perform a series of calculations prior to each launch to determine the correct CSV setting for each launch. Launch calculations are performed in a very short window of time (less than 1 minute) and must be accurate to ensure a safe launch without damage to the catapult, aircraft, or pilot.

SSI provided technical leadership and support for: Systems Engineering, Requirements Definition, Hardware Selection, High Level Software Design and Test Planning. Additionally, our team provided oversight of cyber security system design and implementation.

Benefit:

The Shooter Tablet provides automated decision aids for the catapult officer to improve the efficiency of the launch process while maintaining safety, and minimizing catapult/aircraft stress through calculated CSV launch settings.

MOBILITY

Ocean County Parks & Recreation

Pushing innovation for mobile solutions


Our elite teams build apps, responsive websites, bots—any digital product that interacts with users—for the world’s leading companies. We cultivate expertise in every stage of product creation, resulting in extraordinary digital experiences.

The Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation has unveiled a free app for Apple and Google users that officials hope will make its 27 parks and recreational activities more accessible to the public.

“With parks from Point Pleasant Beach all the way down to Tuckerton, you are sure to find an adventure near you with the help of downloading the app,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Virginia E. Haines, who also chairs the department on the Board of Freeholders. “This will make accessing park information much easier for our residents and visitors.”

Mobile application users are able to use features such as:

  • “Find a Park” which will allow them to easily locate a county park, obtain directions, phone and park information.
  • “Things to Do” to find information such as where to fish, crab, hike, and bike, or where playgrounds, beaches, and tennis courts are located.
  • “Events” to view things such as special events, program guides and more.
  • “Golf Course” to view information regarding the two county golf courses and set up tee times.
  • “Trail Maps” which include the maps to navigate all 27 county parks.
  • “Where Am I” which will have latitude and longitude coordinates of your location for hiking purposes, as well as a direct line to Ocean County Security dispatch in the event of a lost hiker.
Specialty Systems, Inc. has been providing innovative information systems solutions to State and Local Government customers for almost 20 years. From labor relations case management applications, to the automation of local government purchase department bidding processes, to a Surrogate Office’s imaging system, our solutions have enabled our customers to deliver better services to their constituency, at a lower cost, and more quickly than they had previously been able.

COMMUNICATIONS

SEA 1142

Innovative distributed approach for the Australian Navy


SSI delivered a radio communications control solution to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) for their ANZAC Class‐Frigates. SSI’s software introduced a new state‐of‐the‐art paradigm for the control and management of the RAN’s ANZAC‐class shipboard radio communications systems, delivering dramatic improvements in mission flexibility and capability. The contract was awarded to SSI in support of a communications modernization contract by Leonardo MW Ltd., a UK based Prime Contractor.

Under this contract, SSI provided communications control software to be installed in the main communications control computer integrating with a technologically advanced Radio Frequency Distribution System (RFD) to provide the capability to adjust the multi‐band, multi‐mode radio communications configuration in real‐time in support of military, humanitarian and other Government and Defense related missions. The features of the solution provide the Australian Navy with a higher performing communications capability which is required to meet expanding operational needs. The solution provides improved and intuitive communication management between ships, aircraft, troops, first responders, emergency personnel, other agencies and allied nations to coordinate the information and resources necessary in any situation. The control software operates in coordination with an RF Distribution System to deliver a command and control dashboard to the Royal Australian Navy. “This solution leverages the latest designs to provide communications operators the control to immediately adapt system capability for any mix of emerging needs,” said Emil Kaunitz, President of SSI. “ The control software also allows RAN to quickly and affordably upgrade their communications systems to address future mission needs and assure continued interoperability through the life‐cycle. While designed specifically for these frigates to increase and improve radio operations, our software is modular and easily modified so that the same capability can be utilized across an entire Navy fleet with different ship classes and different radio system configurations.” Mr. Kaunitz said.