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Are You Dragging Dead Weight from Your Legacy Systems?

Posted by Novel Engineering on February 14, 2017

Across all industries, legacy systems are a fact of life.  New systems and technologies are adopted, each of them promising to be the magic bullet that solves all the company’s problems. But over time, those systems begin to outlive their usefulness and become incompatible with newer systems, or changes in company strategy. It’s very common for a system that was once seen as a solution to become a hindrance over time.

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Taking Flight with Safety-Critical Embedded Systems

Posted by Novel Engineering on January 31, 2017

Flight is one of the miracles of modern life. It has made the world a smaller place, allowed human beings to travel from one side of the Earth to another in less than 24 hours, and helped usher in an integrated, globally connected economy. It’s also an essential component of military activity around the world. Such complex and expensive machines require sophisticated safety-critical embedded systems in order to function properly. In this article, we’ll explain how these systems are put to work in aviation applications.

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Why Giving Back is Part of our Culture

Posted by Novel Engineering on January 25, 2017

Here at Novel, giving back is part of who we are. We believe that businesses have a duty to serve not only their customer base but the communities in which they do business as well.  All of our team members are active in local groups, charities, and organizations. It’s not just something we do; it’s part of who we are.

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What is C4ISR?

Posted by Novel Engineering on January 11, 2017

When it comes to achieving a desired end state on the battlefield, the key factor that makes all the difference, in the end, is information. Is the information that is available to commanders and decision-makers accurate? Is it relevant to the situation at hand? Is it getting to the right people, and are they getting it when they need it? Are government and military decision-makers able to send, receive and assess information quickly, and collaborate with one another effectively to achieve the mission? Effective systems and procedures must be put into place in order to make this possible.

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Don’t Leave Out the I in IV&V: Why Independence is Necessary

Posted by Novel Engineering on January 4, 2017

“My code always looks perfect to me! Why do I need independent verification and validation?”

You’ve probably double and triple checked your code. We know you have high quality standards and that you’re diligent and thorough. However, it’s always helpful to have an objective party review your project. Here’s why…

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