RESEARCH + DEVELOPMENT

DECADES OF EXPERIENCE

WilliamsRDM has a reputation for consistently meeting customer requirements on quality, delivery, risk, and value. WilliamsRDM has decades of experience in all phases of electrical, mechanical, and software design—performing innovative engineering research, design, and new product development and manufacturing in Fort Worth, Texas since its founding in 1963. We have significant defense contracting experience since 1965 and have successfully completed numerous contracts as a prime or as a subcontractor to other companies, including several of the “Top 10” prime defense contractors.

 

Our research and development activities span from basic research to new product development / design, product testing, releasing new products to the marketplace, DMS mitigation, and ongoing product technical support and maintenance/repair. Research activities have included funded research contracts and internal company-funded R&D. Product development practices include design/modeling/simulation; prototype creation; document/version control and configuration management; component sourcing (early procurement / supplier involvement and supply chain planning); project/program management; and design for manufacturability, reliability, and maintainability.

Expertise

WilliamsRDM has developed and produced hundreds of unique, reliable, cost-effective products, as summarized below:

  • Test and connectivity solutions for military aircraft ground support
  • Cable assemblies and wire harnesses
  • Connectors, adapters, and other robust interfacing solutions
  • Voltage detectors
  • Automated test equipment
  • Equipment monitoring and condition-based maintenance/diagnostic systems for industrial, oilfield, and maritime applications
  • Perimeter security solutions
  • Covert solar power devices
Our engineering staff is highly qualified and diversified for a company of our size, with several of our engineers having advanced degrees from top universities. We have extensive expertise in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Software Engineering.

HOW WE DO IT

Electrical Engineering

WilliamsRDM’s Electrical Engineers have experience in developing, manufacturing, and supporting a wide variety products, including defense and commercial test
equipment, cable assemblies, perimeter security equipment, covert solar panels, monitoring and control equipment and more for defense, law enforcement, oilfield, industrial, commercial and maritime applications. Some of the
specific areas of WilliamsRDM’s electrical engineering technical competence include:

  • Design of aircraft ground support test and connectivity equipment
  • Cable Assemblies
  • Digital Control systems
  • Commercial and Military Hardware design capabilities
  • Analog, Digital and RF Circuit board layout
  • Analog, Digital and RF circuit design
  • Analog Filtering and Signal Conditioning
  • Power Electronics Design and Integration
  • Radio frequency (RF) communication
  • RF System Design and Development
  • Ultra-Low Power Electronics Design to provide extremely long battery life.
  • Electrical/electronic simulation, modeling, testing, and verification
  • Design for commercial FCC Certification
  • Design for defense related MIL-STD-461 EMI/EMC Testing

Mechanical Engineering

WilliamsRDM’s Mechanical Engineers have significant experience designing innovative and rugged connectors, cable assemblies, enclosures, and a variety of ground support equipment for the aerospace industry.

 

Specific areas of our mechanical engineering technical competence include:

  • Design of aircraft ground support test sets and connectivity equipment
  • Robust, rugged designs for harsh environments or repeat usage
  • Mechanical interfaces
  • Custom/specialty enclosures
  • MIL-Spec connector and harness design for aircraft systems testing
  • Custom Molding and Covert Enclosure Design

Software Engineering

The use of software and firmware in high-tech products has grown exponentially. It is now important to not just understand the software, but how the software interacts with the hardware. WilliamsRDM’s Software and Computer Engineers have developed software from consumer applications to military embedded solutions.

Among their competencies are the following:

  • Design of aircraft ground support test sets and connectivity equipment
  • Robust, rugged designs for harsh environments or repeat usage
  • Mechanical interfaces
  • Custom/specialty enclosures
  • MIL-Spec connector and harness design for aircraft systems testing
  • Custom Molding and Covert Enclosure Design

Systems Engineering

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Specific areas of our mechanical engineering technical competence include:

Prototyping

WilliamsRDM is uniquely skilled and equipped to rapidly prototype new concepts and designs for our customers. By leveraging 3D printing technologies, open source and COTS hardware and software, quick-turn PCB services, and our own machine shop and electromechanical assembly team, we are able to quickly bring to life and deploy prototype products and begin obtaining feedback from users in the operational environment.

 

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