In parallel with the development of SATE, J3S developed several innovative approaches to system development.
J3S used a test-based completion metric to drive software development, integration, test and configuration management. The metric helped a geographically disparate development team piece together the required software and complete integration and test in record time.
J3S has expertise and experience with tailored IEEE 12207 system life cycle processes. This standard facilitates development with many of the current software and hardware concepts. The IEEE 12207 is designed to scale appropriately based on the project size, etc.
J3S helped define and design a COTS warranty-based approach for system maintenance and repair. Since the SATE approach is designed to functional capabilities, warranty replacements can be similar parts with the same fit, form, and function. A model number driven life-of-type spares depot is no longer required.