Paltech's Gradient division is comprised of software engineers, mechanical engineers, interactive media developers, web applications developers, technical data specialists, instructional systems designers, quality control specialists, project and program management. Gradient provides Integrated Logistics Support services to multiple government platform acquisitions.
Gradient provides software integration capabilities to produce multi-tiered maintenance support tools and interactive training applications built on flexible international data standards such as S1000D and SCORM.
Gradient's focus is the integration and dissemination of information needed to operate and maintain complex equipment and systems, such as aircraft, boats, electronic warfare devices, radar systems, and automated test equipment.
Our customers are chiefly US military and government organizations. Government clients can procure Gradient’s services through various contract vehicles, including Seaport-e, Warfighter FOCUS, DESP II, PEO CS & CSS Omnibus, Army DLETP, GSA MOBIS, and GSA IT.
Services include everything from custom development of interactive 3D simulations to basic template-based instructional systems. Our innovative web-based platform, named GeARS (Gradient eLearning Advanced Readiness System), helps our clients reduce cost and improve performance results.
Challenge: Over the next eight years the United States Coast Guard will take delivery of a fleet of 180 new Response Boats – extraordinarily fast and capable vessels. Logistics support is critical to the operational readiness of these “RB-M”s. The Coast Guard needed an effective way to schedule maintenance, order parts, document engineering change requests and maintenance performed, and myriad other logistics elements – and it needed this support quickly to coincide with delivery of the first boats.
Solution: Paltech’s Gradient eLearning division developed an Interactive Electronic Technical Publication (IETP), incorporating operation and maintenance manuals and integrated with the logistics support package; enabling crews to efficiently operate, maintain, and repair the boat and ensure operational readiness. Our IETP will be the primary interface for field users throughout the Coast Guard to access technical data about the RB-M.
Result: Reduction of both cost of maintenance and time the boats spend at Coast Guard stations. As Admiral Thad Allen put it: “The Coast Guard will be putting the right tools in the hands of their people to do the job our Nation needs them to do.”