- MacB Expertise
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- Research, Development, Test and Evaluation
- Secure Cloud Engineering and Data Analytics
- Integrated Laboratories
- Engineering and QRC
- Information Technology
- Logistics and Life Cycle Management
What We Do
Our extensive laboratory facilities assist and sustain the entire life cycle—development through fielding of solutions—and MacB can accommodate a variety of missions sets across multiple locations with facilities cleared from unclassified to SCIF accreditation.
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MacB operates an Innovation Lab in its Dayton, Ohio facilities. This lab is used to provide design, development, integration and testing of prototype sensor systems and subsystems in support of U.S. Air Force customers. Lab work focuses on activities with technology readiness levels (TRL) between TRL 3 and TRL 8. The Wright Innovation Lab complex incorporates multiple Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs) and SAP spaces, and includes an anechoic chamber, an Advanced Processing Lab, Special Projects Area and MCCN capabilities.
The Anechoic Chamber meets EMI/EMC MIL STD-461/462f and RTCA DO-106E standards and is used to develop techniques to identify specific emitters in a dense radio frequency (RF) background, test classified hardware prior to deployment, develop and test software and hardware prior to field and flight tests, and as a supplement to government facilities as required.
Wright Innovation Lab DOWNLOAD DATASHEET
Commonwealth Technology, Inc. (CTI), a MacAulay-Brown, Inc. company located in Alexandria, Virginia, performs in-house development, validation and final verification testing of all its products. Our test engineers implement Department of Defense (DoD) and customer-specific assessments utilizing an array of core environmental testing capabilities that include the following:
- Automated Testing
- Drop for Steel and Concrete Surfaces
- ESD Simulation
- Salt Fog
- Shock & Vibration
- UV Exposure
These test capabilities reduce product development time, improve performance in anticipated operating environments, and provides the ability to test sensitive items in a quick-reaction setting. CTI personnel can perform many MIL-STD-810 and custom “suitability” tests as an integral part of a development project or as a stand-alone service for GFE or OEM equipment. Department engineers develop test plans to utilize both internal capabilities and manage extended testing through third-party labs, including those with security accreditation. Subject matter experts follow industry best practices in developing test procedures, conducting tests and reporting test results to customers.
CTI Laboratories Overview DOWNLOAD DATASHEET
CTI Environmental Testing Lab DOWNLOAD DATASHEET
MacB’s Secure Computing and Communications (SCC) Lab has more than 12,000 square feet, and is focused on state-of-the-art microelectronics, reverse engineering, anti-obsolescence and software development. We rapidly prototype hardware and software for quick proof-of-concepts as well as create, integrate, and test production quality products for maximum traceability, accountability and stability. The SCC is fully accredited as a Trusted Integrated Circuit Supplier to Trusted Category 1A, accredited by the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA), to keep defense microelectronic systems trusted, safe and mission-ready. SCC is part of MacB’s Advanced Technology Group (ATG).
Hardware prototyping is supported with two (2) mainframe logic analyzers, each with 134 channels and available slots; numerous high-end FPGA development boards; several development servers with FPGA development tools, virtual machine software, and other development and reverse engineering tools; as well as peripheral instruments like Fluke Multimeters, soldering stations, and a Ball Grid Array (BGA) rework station. We maintain in-house expertise for developing Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools, GUIs for data visualization and process management, embedded code, device drivers for Linux and Windows, Linux kernel modifications, high speed data acquisition, web-enabled collaborative tools, and clustered computing. Our in-house EDA libraries provide a solid base for rapid development of circuit analysis tools that have a proven track record in deployment.
Our processes provide maximum traceability and stability from design documents to end product, including source code control that is efficiently managed and backed up by automated tools, bug tracking, scheduling, and quality assurance testing. In addition to custom developed tools, MacB engineers leverage industry leading third-party EDA and reverse engineering tools for simulation (e.g. Mentor Questa), formal verification (e.g. OneSpin 360), synthesis (e.g. Synopsys Synplify), debugging tools (e.g., Synopsys Verdi), and software reverse engineering tools (e.g., IDA Pro). We maintain expertise in C/C++, C#, VB.NET, Java, Python, PHP, and ASP.NET.
Secure Computing and Communications (SCC) Lab DOWNLOAD DATASHEET
MacB’s Secure Cloud Computing and Agile Software Development (SCCASD) lab leverages its expertise in software engineering, agile development methodologies, cloud analytics, and big data technologies to develop, prototype, and field highly-innovative solutions for customers within the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC). Located in Linthicum Heights, Maryland, the facility has more than 10,000 square feet of software development, integration, production and training space dedicated to cyber security, data analytics and big data solutions.
Development efforts are performed in a highly Collaborative Interactive Environment (CIE). CIE participants have access to code management repositories, requirements management, continuous builds, testing automation, automated peer review, bug reporting, document archives, collaboration tools and more. The lab also uses the Rapid Analytic Deployment Framework (RADMF) environment to rapidly deploy instantiations of developed code and systems into Amazon Web Services (AWS) to minimize end-user training and familiarization with the detailed specifics of the hosted environment.
The MacB Research and Development Lab is a 10,000 square foot facility located in Fayetteville, North Carolina in the All American Military Business Park next to Fort Bragg. The Lab provides electro-magnetic compatibility (EMC) testing, environmental testing, radio frequency (RF) emissions pre-compliance testing, engineering design, integration and consulting services to local, state and regional government and commercial clients.
Research and Development Lab DOWNLOAD DATASHEET
MacB has a more than 20,000 square feet at its facility in San Antonio, Texas. Within this space, we have a state-of-the-art reverse engineering and development lab that is located inside a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) with more than 6,000 square feet of space and that has been accredited by a Government customer.
In addition, there is another 7,000 square feet of the lab that was built to DCID 6/3 and 6/9 standards, allowing it to be easily accredited to meet emerging customer requirements. Finally, there is a 60-person, multi-purpose training/conference room with projection screens that can also be used as a Temporary Secure Working Area.
Cyber Center of Excellence DOWNLOAD DATASHEET
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