About Us

Engineering and Technology Experts

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Cardinal Engineering provides world-class marine engineering services to the US Navy, industry partners, and other US government agencies. Our core technical capabilities include structures, survivability, power and energy systems, hydrodynamics, signal processing, digital engineering, system and software development, and rapid prototyping. Principal efforts are focused on support of the complex and challenging life cycle of US Navy surface ships, carriers, submarines and submersibles, from research, requirements definition, concept formulation, design, development and test, to construction, operation and maintenance. We also provide technical assistance to the US Department of Energy for the design, development, test and deployment of marine renewable energy convertors, collaborating with private industry, national laboratories and test centers, and other government agencies.

Our History

Cardinal Engineering is a small business founded in 2010, but our roots are much deeper. With many of us having worked together for decades, whether as coworkers, business partners, or on both sides of government-industry teams, we represent the nation’s corporate history on a number of programs and engineering specialties. Electromechanical systems, applying advanced hardware and software solutions, designed to operate continuously in the harshest conditions…. that’s where we live.

Whether it’s powering the Navy’s surface fleet, equipping submarines to fight through conflicts, developing and applying structural standards and advanced analytical procedures, or application of signal processing to create products across a broad spectrum of visible and invisible waveforms, our engineering technology solutions are making a difference on a daily basis.

Our Corporate Mission

  • Provide superior, reliable, innovative and cost-effective engineering solutions;
  • Deliver unbiased technical expertise;
  • Build and maintain long term relationships based on excellence and dependability; and
  • Apply scientific and engineering expertise to programs of national importance.

Cardinal’s overarching business premise is to provide independent, honest-broker assessments which empower decision makers through the innovative and cost-effective application of advanced technologies.

Cardinal Engineering delivers services which adhere to a focused internal Quality Management System (QMS), facilitated by a lean management structure where decisions are made promptly. Founded on a project management philosophy where employees are empowered with the authority and resources to manage their own projects.

Marked by frequent, direct, and efficient communication with our clients, our QMS has demonstrated its value through the best possible metric: customers and programs that seek and maintain a long-term partnership with us.

Informing Technology Decisions

Whether assessing and validating critical requirements, developing technology solutions, or leading multi-disciplinary product and process teams, Cardinal is providing critical technical expertise to programs important to our country’s future, informing technology decisions that ensure the nation’s security.