Blue Foot has an ever-changing list of capabilities as our business grows. Our network boasts experts in a varying array of fields and specialties. With hundreds of patents, publications and years of noteworthy experience, our engineers are highly accomplished in their respective fields. If there is a capabilities that your company is seeking please reach out and we usually can tap our network to find a specialty that we hadn't yet sought out.

Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Development

  • Structures and Hardware Development
  • Composites and materials analysis
  • Hardware design for processors from microprocessors to mainframes
  • Low power wireless devices
  • Complex FPGA rad tolerant designs
  • Expert in Windows OS with applications in WPF, Silverlight, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Lync, SQL, Windows Phone 7 and 8, C#, VB, Voice Applications using Microsoft Lync Server
  • Miniature wireless instrumentation
  • Microwave and millimeter- wave radar and radiometer sensors
  • VIS and IR imaging systems
  • Image recognition and visual target acquisition systems
  • Space and airborne instrumentation systems
  • PCB design using Altium Designer
  • Schematic Capture using Altium Designer
  • Electromagnetic Interference Abatement
  • Assembly drawings
  • Science algorithms for the calibration of VIS/IR sensors and image data from satellite instruments
  • Aircraft remote sensing instrument development
  • Solar Array Design and Analysis
  • Solar Array Layout and Segmentation
  • Spacecraft bus development
  • Rideshare adapters
  • Avionics product development
  • Power management and distribution
  • Modular power and communication avionics
  • Scientific instrument development
  • S/C communication
  • RF subsystems
  • Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design
  • Electronic Assembly, through-hole and surface-mount

Space Architecture and Orbital Modeling

  • Space Mission Architecture modeling
  • Space situational Awareness Analysis including Orbital Debris, Conjunction Assessment (LEO), Collision Avoidance (LEO), Debris Mitigation, Space Weather
  • Mission Design and Orbital Mechanics
  • Constellation Planning and Analysis
  • Reference Ephemeris Generation and Usage
  • Space Maneuver Planning (Maintenance and Contingency)
  • Orbit planning with Repeating Ground tracks
  • Launch Scenario and Dispersion Analysis
  • Launch Conjunction Analysis
  • Anomalous Launch Detection and Mitigation Scenarios
  • STK expertise

Software Development

  • Device Driver Design
  • Hardware-In-The-Loop and software simulation capability
  • Bare Metal & OS/RTOS Embedded software development on numerous processing platforms
  • FPGA and SoC Design
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Device Tree Design
  • Bootloader Design/Customization
  • Embedded Linux (various)
  • Kernel config: Buildroot or Yocto
  • Free RTOS
  • VxWorks Configuration & Development
  • Multi-process/multi-threaded Applications
  • Bootstrapping/ Board Bring-up
  • IP Core Design
  • Schematic Review for Software Feasibility
  • LabView Test Fixtures
  • Graphical Interface Design
  • Android App Development
  • Host Development Environment Design
  • Embedded web-server/client design (primarily git and svn)

System Analysis

  • Design for Reliability (DFR) and Reliability analysis
  • Life Data Analysis and Design of Experiments
  • Accelerated Life Testing
  • Reliability Demonstration
  • Experiment Design and Analysis (DOE)
  • Reliability Regression Testing
  • Estimating Maintainability, Availability, and related metrics
  • Common Mode Failure Analysis
  • Fault Tree/ Reliability Block Diagram Modeling and Analysis
  • Human Factors Design and Analysis
  • System Management Systems (SMS) of Safety Critical systems Analysis

Aircraft Design and Development

  • DO-178C Software Development Management
  • DO-254 and DO-160G Hardware Development
  • MIL-STD-810 Environmental Specifications
  • MIL-HDBK-516C
  • Aircraft Test Development and Execution for Systems, Ground and Flight Testing
  • Aircraft and System Testing Data Analysis
  • Performance Based Navigation (PBN) subject matter expert
  • Position and Navigation Systems Design, Development, and Certification
  • GNSS, SBAS, GBAS
  • Aircraft Full Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD) design, Development, and Qualification

Aircraft and Aviation Systems Certification

  • FAA CFR 14 Parts 23 and 25
  • EASA Certification Compliance
  • Aircraft Type Certification (TC)
  • Supplemental Type Certificate (STC)
  • Aviation Technical Standards Orders (TSO)
  • Unmanned Aircraft Airworthiness and Certificates of Authorization (CoA)