Practicing the business of science and the science of business
Established in 1997, Fundamental Technologies (FTECS) is a Kansas small business. FTECS is owned and managed by three principals whose careers aggregate over 75 years of space science, computer technology, and data analysis experience in government, academics, and industry.
Over the years, we've had the honor and privilege of working on numerous NASA satellite missions: developing data-handling software, and collecting, processing, and distributing scientific data for public, scientific, and educational use. At the same time, we've provided similar services for a variety of other businesses and organizations. The nice part is, of course, from the computer's perspective, data is data - whether it's from beyond our solar system or just across town; whether it's interstellar particle data or business operations and market data. That's why we're confident that we can assist you with your business software and data management needs.
Solving your business challenge may not take a rocket scientist, but we have them if you need one.
Thomas P. Armstrong, Principal Scientist. Professor of Physics and Astronomy for 35 years at the University of Kansas, supervisor of 30 Ph.D. dissertations, author of 150 professional manuscripts, and co-investigator on 7 NASA flight projects.
Jerry W. Manweiler, Managing Member and Associate Scientist. Physicist and software engineer for over 30 years, experience includes science and physics application programming for NASA robotic missions, and software engineering and project management for Aerospace, Criminal Justice, Health Care and many other areas of commerce and industry. Dr. Manweiler is Co-Investigator for the RBSPICE Instrument on NASA's Van Allen Probes mission.
Jeanette C. Armstrong, Financial Officer. Retired after 25 years as director of USD 497 Food Service Program, where she was responsible for more than 130 employees and $3 million/year budget.
Amanda Faulconer, Data Technician
Heather Mull, Business Development
J. Douglas Patterson, Scientist
Updated 3/01/2013 11:00 a.m.