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Data Science

In the mid-2000’s, BGI saw an opportunity to branch out from our traditional role of Operational Analyst (OA) support for major system integrators by pursuing technical contracts of our own.  This strategic decision led to the expansion of BGI’s team to include talented systems architects, systems and software engineers, and data scientists.  Integrating this new technical expertise with our OA personnel resulted in the successful development and deployment of aircraft debriefing systems capable of consuming and replaying aircraft flight data and audio/video stored on a solid-state recording device installed in fighter and training aircraft.  This was followed by a strategic win of the Navy’s Military Flight Operations Quality Assurance (MFOQA) Flight Visualization and Data Analysis (FVDA) contract in 2008.  The MFOQA FVDA Program of Record (POR) expanded BGI expertise in the areas of individual flight and aggregate data analysis for multiple aircraft platforms, as well as cemented our status as a capable company in the data science and software development realm.

The success of these programs provided the basis for BGI’s initial Quality Management System (QMS) certification, which is currently certified at the ISO 9001:2015 standard.  The demonstrated integration of OA domain and technical expertise on these delivered aviation data science solutions became a BGI core competency which sets us apart from other companies.  BGI’s Data Science core competency blends our Software Engineering, Analytics, and Aircrew Operations and Training Domain expertise to provide a wide range of scalable solutions for the Warfighter. We specialize in maximizing the benefits of data for discovery, and transitions algorithms into enterprise systems in a DevSecOps environment.

BGI successes in data science solutions include:

  • Improvements in Naval Aviation Maintenance, Operations, Safety and Training resulting from multiple MFOQA FVDA deliveries for fixed and rotary wing aircraft
  • Development of interactive simulations for Navy Undergraduate Military Flight Officer (UMFO) formal training and the Pilatus PC-21 trainer aircraft
  • Continuous enhancement and improvement in the Navy Next Generation Threat System (NGTS) constructive environment which is in use across numerous aircrew training systems worldwide
  • Implementation of data analysis and visualization tools in support of electronic warfare data Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) requirements at the Navy PACNORWEST training areas
  • Integration of Analysis and Reporting (AAR) tools within the NGTS architecture to support the F-35 Joint Simulation Environment (JSE)
  • Improved aircraft carrier landing performance visualization and analysis funded through Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts
  • Extension of data analytic tools to support enterprise Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) solutions
  • Create automated capability to fuse multiple data sources for efficient and effective assessment and tracking of aircrew performance