Space Force’s Future Operationally Resilient Ground Evolution (FORGE) project is creating an open architecture ground system for the intake, analysis, and exploitation of missile warning data. Key to the FORGE project is the Mission Data Processing Applications Provider (MDPAP), which will provide a suite of interoperable and secure apps for operators. Additionally, MDPAP architecture is designed to expand system capabilities without hindering the mission or compromising security.
At the inception of the MDPAP competitive prototyping process, MTI user experience (UX) designers and human factors engineers (HFE) joined SciTec’s team. MTI personnel employed user research and usability testing from project start, ensuring that system display designs and battlespace visualization concepts met user expectations and task and mission accomplishment requirements. MTI’s work was cited as a key differentiator in the competitive down-select.