AES has a very diverse range of capabilities spanning numerous engineering disciplines. Since the majority of AES business is generated from the provisioning of engineering services, continued learning is an integral part of AES’ growth. Thus, if the desired capability is not listed here, please don’t hesitate to ask, as it may be a capability in which AES would wish to invest. Please refer to the document, AES Capability Statement, for a comprehensive guide to the current AES capabilities.

Software

AES has significant software development experience, since the bulk of modern engineering solutions either heavily relies upon or is entirely based on software components. AES’ software development capabilities include the development of software in high level languages, low level languages, hardware description languages, employing structural, procedural, functional and Object Orient paradigms. AES has also gained significant experience developing Real-Time and multithreaded application which optimally utilise the design of modern CPUs. With the recent industry focus to “Web Apps”, AES has also actively been gaining experience in web development, which now forms a core part of our software development expertise. A summary of AES’ software development capabilities are shown in the tables below.

Programming LanguagesLibrariesData-Bases
  • C#
  • Java
  • PHP
  • JavaScript, AJAX
  • C++
  • C
  • Assembly
  • VHDL
  • HTML, CSS, XML (Not programming languages, but integral parts of web development)
  • VBS2 Fusion
  • .NET, WCF & WPF
  • Silverlight
  • OpenGL
  • wxWidgets
  • QT4
  • libXML
  • OpenCV
  • Posix Threads
  • (Plenty more)
  • Oracle
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL

Tool ChainsOperating SystemsHardware Platforms
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 6 – 2010
  • CMake
  • GNU GCC
  • TI Code Composer
  • IAR Studio
  • Actel Libero
  • MPLAB
  • Quartus
  • Eclipse
  • NetBeans
  • QNX
  • Linux & Unix
  • Windows CE
  • Windows XP – 7
  • Android
  • VMware, ESX
  • Intel x86, x64
  • AMD(x86), AMD 64
  • MSP430
  • AVR
  • PIC
  • ARM Cortex M1 & M3
  • FPGA
  • FPGA Soft-core Processor

Electronics

AES has significant Analogue and Digital design and manufacturing experience. Works include the development of RF equipment, FPGA systems, sensor networks and low power microcontroller units. AES has standardised on Altium Designer for the production of circuit diagrams and PCB artwork. Atlium Designer assumes a Viewer Mode when an active licence is not present; this allows customers to preview the designs without costly licences or time consuming exports.

Software PackagesAnalogueDigital
  • Altium Designer
  • OrCAD
  • PSpice
  • Eagle
  • Matlab
  • RF Design
  • PID Controllers
  • ADCs, DACs & Digitisers
  • SMPS'
  • Filtering
  • Amplifiers
  • Power Rectification & Charging
  • Motors, Servos, Solenoids & Actuators
  • Misc Sensors
  • Micrcontrollers
  • Microprocessors
  • FPGAs
  • I2C, SPI, CAN, USART, USB
  • SD / MMC
  • TFT Screens
  • LCD & OLED
  • VME Bus, PCIe
  • DVI, VGA, LVDS

Test EquipmentManufacturing EquipmentStandards & Regulations
  • General Lab
  • Bus Sniffers (i.e. CAN bus probes)
  • Logic Analysers
  • EMC / EMI Compatibility Test Equipment
  • Frequency Counters
  • Spectrum Analysers
  • Pick & Place
  • Reflow Oven
  • Microscope
  • Solder & Rework Stations
  • Plastic Moulding
  • ITAR
  • Mil-Std-810E
  • D0160D - EMI/EMC
  • IPC 610
  • IPC 4014/2123

Mechanical

AES has significant capability designing and manufacturing mechanical systems, whether this is a simple case of cooling and EMI/EMC protection or a sophisticated mechanical actuation system.

Software PackagesManufacturing Capability
  • Inventor
  • Auto CAD
  • CNC
  • 3D Printing
  • Moulding

Systems Engineering

AES has a broad range of Systems Engineering experience, supported in-house with the Enterprise Architect system modelling tool. In addition, AES systems engineering staff have experience working with a range of other systems engineering toolsets including System Architect, DOORS and RDD at client sites.

Systems Engineering DisciplinesProducts
  • Requirements Analysis
  • System/Subsystem Design
  • Integration and Test
  • Reliability, Maintainability & Availability Analysis
  • Requirements Specifications.
  • Use Cases
  • System Design Documents
  • Test Procedures
  • Test Reports
  • Requirements Traceability
  • MTBF, MTTR

Procurement

AES has established contacts and access to component suppliers globally, to enable the sourcing of specialised electronic components not normally available through local supply chains. AES can respond to supply chain management requests via fast transit to meet urgent requirements:

  • Sourcing of specialised components from Europe, UK and the USA.
  • Specialist components with OEM Certificate of Conformance.
  • Provides an Aircraft On Ground (A.O.G.) service to the private and general aviation industry.
  • ITAR

AES has considerable working knowledge of US Export Regulations – including ITAR – and its application, policy and procedures associated with procurement. Currently Hawker Pacific and Ultra Electronics utilise AES Procurement Capability.

Turn-Key Solutions

AES has comprehensive knowledge and capability in the areas of Systems, Software, Electronics and Mechanical engineering backed by a strong support network and supply line. This allows AES to provide complete Turn-Key solutions spanning all the required project disciplines, development phases and life cycles.