Mission Engineering

High Side Technology utilizes a broad array of tools, techniques, and tactics to deliver value-added data science capabilities and we continuously scan the industry and study trends to identify the latest tools and technologies in data science and analytics. We ensure consistency and success across our wide-ranging capabilities by operating under a framework of guiding principles that we apply to every effort:
We believe the most critical enabler of our success lies in leveraging continuous feedback from our customers and at every step in the analytical process. Our customers bring invaluable knowledge and insights to our projects, and close collaboration ensures our efforts align to their goals and objectives.
Data science and analytic capabilities are tools employed to solve problems and achieve objectives. We focus our efforts on understanding the objective from the outset of any project and keep alignment to the objective at the forefront of our efforts throughout the analytic lifecycle. Our mission is to develop solutions that drive proactive decision-making for our customers that enable their success.
Analytic projects involve bringing together multiple disparate datasets and applying complex tools and techniques in an iterative process to generate results. Taking a disciplined approach to document ground rules and assumptions as well as the process flow of the analysis ensures all stakeholders have a thorough understanding of our approach. Rigorous documentation highlights the optimal ways to use the analysis, as well as any limitations, and supports easy maintenance and reuse of the model for future use cases.
Our solutions are not developed as ‘black boxes’ that only work under a narrow set of conditions. We let our customers get ‘under the hood,’ demonstrating what we did, how we did it, and why. Model transparency promotes trust in the output, giving our customers to act on the analysis and recommendations with confidence. In addition, we understand the highly dynamic nature of the problems we are solving, the inputs available, and the assumptions needed to build a solution. To that end, we develop analytic products with flexibility in mind, allowing for ‘plug and play’ updates to the model as our knowledge of the problem set is refined.

High Side Technology (HST) applies real-world experience in the Communications, Computers, Command & Control (C2), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) and Space mission domains to support customers’ operational needs for critical mission services. Our ISR mission expertise includes intelligence analysis as well as Structured Observation Management (SOM) and related Activity-Based Intelligence (ABI) methodologies for analysis combining various types of data. Our Communications and C2 mission expertise includes secure 5G wireless applications, multi-modal data fusion for C2 mission systems, electronic warfare (EW) and electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO), and counter-unmanned systems (UXS) missions.

In addition to delivering direct mission support services, HST engineers and subject matter experts conduct focused user-centered design (UCD) activities, including user engagements that bring key stakeholders and users together to define operational, functional, and non-functional requirements, as well as verification and validation (acceptance) criteria. Our mission engineering methodologies apply UCD and human factors engineering (HFE) best practices to provide a structured approach for developing and assessing the functional performance and usability of capabilities that are informed by our extensive mission domain expertise. This approach leads towards a task-based system design, which paired with tailored Agile development, security, operations (DevSecOps), produces intuitive capabilities that will optimize system performance: efficiency, effectiveness, and usability.