Our Information Technology Services

Information Technology

Working with government and private industry, AMA has been intimately involved with large scale projects in the field of information technology. Our experience ranges from highly focused custom software development to the design and deployment of nationwide integrated collaborative systems. AMA personnel are trained in the leading information technology software tools and technologies.

AMA Specializes in



Full Lifecycle Software Development

AMA’s CMMI level-3 certified software development team provide services that span the full lifecycle of software development including analysis, design, development, testing, implementation and maintenance. Our software development processes leverage the Rational Unified Process (RUP) and the Scrum Agile methodologies. We have experience in a wide range of programming & scripting languages, Database Management Systems, Integration Frameworks and Software Architectures.Our software development team was recognized by InfoWorld as one of the world’s "top 100 software innovations" for the Advanced Engineering Environment. Read more...

AMA uses proven development methodologies including the Rational Unified Process.

Collaborative Engineering Environments

The purpose of large scale collaborative environments is to manage data and allow for analysis and data exploration features all from one, central web-based location. AMA has been involved in numerous web-based collaborative environments supporting the needs of engineers and project managers spanning the country.AMA has been developing collaborative environments for almost 20 years:

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NASA's Advanced Engineering Environment (AEE) included a collaborative workflow system.
Products Year
Collaborative Virtual Environments (Academia) 1993
Intelligent Synthesis Environment (Agency) 1999
Advanced Engineering Environment (Agency) 2003
CFD Data Management (LaRC) 2003
Simulation Based Acquisition (Agency) 2004
Integrated Collaborative Environment (HQ, Agency) 2004
System Analysis Integration Framework (LaRC) 2006
Mass Properties Data Management (LaRC) 2007
Constellation Analysis Integration Database (MSFC) 2007
Capital One Data Management (NPV, Bank, COAF) 2009
CEOS Mission / Instrument Database (International) 2009
NASApak: Environment for Public Outreach (Public) 2010
Arcjet Thermal Performance Database 2010

Web Development and Content Management Systems

AMA’s Web Development team leverages cutting edge Content Management Systems (CMS) to develop an engaging web experience.

In a world of boring corporate sites, our web team draws upon our award-wining AMA Studios team to deliver visually stunning websites.

AMA also provides a full range of web services, from web design & development to web hosting & analytics.

The AMA web team used Joomla to create a CMS site for the Innovation Research Park at ODU.

Mobile Computing

AMA has extensive experience developing mobile applications for engineering, education, and entertainment. AMA uses its combined experience in Information technology and visualization to create award winning mobile applications. We develop 2D and 3D mobile applications. By leveraging state-of-the-art frameworks and gaming engines, we are able to provide mobile solutions that are innovate and cost effective.AMA also specializes in developing accessible applications.Read more...

Shown here are the Personal Air Vehicle flight simulation game and the Virtual Lunar Rover for iPhone and iPad.

Computer Vision

With extensive mathematical modeling, algorithm development, and software architecture design experience, AMA has developed unique capabilities in the field of computer vision. This experience spans both video and image processing. AMA's capabilities have been applied in the areas of intelligent traffic control and facial recognition.

AMA helped develop the traffic vision system by Rhythm Engineering.

Public Outreach

AMA is heavily involved with Education and Public Outreach. Our approach to Education and Outreach stems from our technical expertise, teaching experience and our passion for delivering innovative, engaging experiences. AMA supports STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics) education initiatives and is heavily involved in conferences. Our Public Outreach team is proud to work with NASA Edge and NASA 360.

Applications like AMA's Mission Madness were used by NASA to engage and inform the public audience.