From the idea to the development to the solution
Proven systems for protection
ATM helps the armed forces secure inhabited areas and protect the population with innovative its IT solutions for defense and security. ATM’s systems have proven themselves for more than four decades in the Bundeswehr and its allied NATO partners. ATM uses its long-standing experience and successful synergy of hardware and software engineering to offer standardised solutions and highly customisable ones based on them from a single source.
ATM operates according to a stringent and comprehensive concept that not only promises the technically optimal solution, but also ensures the customer’s satisfaction with the product throughout its entire life cycle. It is important to keep an eye on the big picture at all times, and this includes the solution’s overarching purpose, namely to provide protection and security.
Developing individual concepts
From analysis to concept to system design
In the planning phase, ATM analyses the military environment to size up the capability of the IT system to be developed. This also includes interoperability with existing systems and devices.
Every project requires an individual concept. This is how tailor-made system solutions are created. ATM’s team of engineers puts together a customised, high-performance package for every customer with the optimum technology configuration for their particular requirements.
Carrying out the project calls for technical expertise and innovative ideas. ATM’s development teams plan, control and monitor the project over its entire timeline and beyond.
Creating tailor-made development solutions
From development to programming and construction to qualification
ATM develops everything from the circuit and layout to the design and mechanics in its own development laboratories on the basis of common standards, procedure models or norms as well as those required by the customer.
Qualification of the devices is carried out during development. This ensures that the product can hold up to the toughest conditions, from the tiniest component to the entire system. ATM manufactures prototypes, pilot and small series in its assembly facilities at its site in Konstanz. Large-scale production takes place at KNDS in Kassel.
Parallel to (but also separately from) hardware engineering, ATM programs driver software, application software and applications for different operating systems using various programming languages and programming methods. These are qualified parallel to development and finally undergo testing in the field.
Introduction to operating the system
From integration to training to field test
Support when integrating IT developments into vehicle systems using special software acceptance tools and qualified personnel guarantee functionality during commissioning.
For ATM, education and training are an indispensable part of the product and an integral part of product support. ATM takes care of intensively familiarising customers with the systems they purchase. All instructional sessions and training courses are individually coordinated with the customer for the specific target group in question and are carried out by qualified personnel.
As a final big stress test, ATM tests its products in the field. And it defines and organises test scenarios to do so. In addition to planning and performing the sequence of testing, ATM also evaluates the results.
Verifying operational readiness
From use to maintenance to obsolescence management
ATM is a partner at the customer’s side, there to assist beyond actual use in operations ATM provides support at all maintenance levels through spare parts supply, online system monitoring, offline system testing, facility maintenance and in-house materials management, all the way to proactive obsolescence management and adjustments via form-fit-function processes.