comphydro, inc. intends to offer services and support in the following Functional Areas:
- Research and Development Support (3.1)
- Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support (3.3)
- System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support (3.5)
- Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support (3.6)
- Information Systems (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information
Technology (IT) Support (3.12)
- Program Support (3.20)
Research and Development Support (3.1)
For Functional Area 3.1, Research and Development Support, comphydro, inc. is most interested in the development software to promote numerically accurate modeling and simulation software. Our core education and efforts have been in research and development, and we are striving to bring that aspect of academia to industry.
Our efforts have been in inland waterways.
Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support (3.3)
For Functional Area 3.3, Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support, comphydro, inc. efforts have been in developing, verifying and validating a model of multiple ships in inland waterways, verifying and validating a nonlinear ship-wave interaction model for multi-hull vessels, modifying an ocean wave model for a simulation environment, modeling nature-inspired control surface shapes.
Current projects include working with: GFS, SWAN, libaqua, weather tools from NCAR
System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support (3.5)
For Functional Area 3.5, System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support, comphydro, inc. has documented all changes made during their efforts stated for functional area 3.3. Additionally, we strive for a near-real-time knowledge base through the use of wiki, blog and CMS software for maintaining documentation. White papers are produced for software installation, configuration and problem resolution.
Current projects: white papers for projects in areas of 3.1, 3.3, 3.12.
Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support (3.6)
For Functional Area 3.6, Software Engineering, Development, Programming and Network Support, comphydro, inc. has prepared responses to RFIs, implemented and benchmarked file servers, web servers, wireless networks and network security. Free and open source tools are employed whenever possible, existing hardware is utilized to the fullest (including reassignment to lesser tasks) until such time as it fails or its costs exceed its production value. For example, software development platforms have repurposed to function as a gateway/firewall or for media player/presentation, and file servers to software development and virtualization testbeds. Benchmark performance for the specific task and ability for product modification is are key factors in choosing COTS hardware for a project.
Information Systems (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information Technology (IT) Support (3.12)
For Functional Area 3.12, IS, IA, and IT Support, it is the spirit of the company to leverage existing tools, utilizing open source if available, and to utilize the best tool for the task at hand with consideration for future use, integration, and modification. We have developed websites, implemented firewalls and wifi, hardened systems, used linux, NetBSD, FreeBSD, designed proof of concept (features) of systems, consult for many small businesses: networking, data integrity and recovery, web presence, network and node security.
Current projects include: virtualization, cloud computing, data assurance through appropriate use of software and hardware (currently ZFS on Ubuntu, moving to ZFS on FreeBSD), using dd-wrt (3rd party firmware for inexpensive COTS routers) for VPNs, wifi client triangulation/localization and allowing wired clients to access wifi access points.
Program Support (3.20)
For Functional Area 3.20, Program Support, we are prepared to provide all areas of business support to government programs that comphydro, inc. and/or others may be required to meet. With over 29 years of full-time experience in accounting, including audit, cost and tax, financial, and on a small scale (under 50 employees) human resources.
We use an accrual based accounting system. Throughout a program contract, we will internally use estimated costs, actual costs and then anticipated costs to complete. We feel confident in our abilities to meet these demands and our likelihood for success.