Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA)

From its beginning, CENTRA has provided a broad spectrum of strategic planning, program formulation, program management, technical, analytic, and transition expertise to research and development programs. CENTRA is intimately familiar with the programmatic challenges of supporting systems-level programs, which typically have a high degree of technical difficulty, challenging integration issues, and schedule and budget driven risk. Our staff has decades of experience providing support to complex programs from aircraft platforms to weapons systems to space systems.

We bring extensive program management experience in:

  • Acquisition processes for standard FAR and Section 845 OTA solicitation execution
  • New concept development
  • Program plans and schedules
  • Technical analysis
  • Earned Value Management analysis
  • Technical and programmatic risk mitigation
  • Acceptance and qualification testing
  • System demonstration
  • Transition

CENTRA engineers generate the full range of classical systems engineering documentation including:

  • Systems engineering requirements documents
  • Operational requirements development
  • Risk assessments and risk mitigation plans
  • Test and Evaluation master plans

CENTRA provides the optimal staff for addressing and overcoming technical challenges, tailored to each client’s needs. To augment our staff, CENTRA has a network of subject matter experts (SMEs) who are specialists in developing and applying research theories and methods to meet our clients’ requirements. They cross a wide variety of scientific, modeling and simulation, and niche disciplines, enabling our clients to tap into their expertise at a moment’s notice. Our SMEs provide support in various disciplines such as:

  • Avionics
  • Guidance, navigation, and controls
  • Hypersonics
  • Optics
  • Power systems
  • Propulsion
  • Structural analysis
  • Systems engineering
  • System testing and operational integration
  • Transition

We support advanced prototype programs from inception through transition to a user. Our staff then continues to work with users to assist in the identification, utility analysis, and feasibility assessment of new technologies, and to orchestrate roadmaps to enable further technology transfer to the war fighter through interaction with military, government, and industry partners.