ERC, Inc. 
ERC, an engineering and scientific services firm providing independent assessment support, IT support, and operations and maintenance support to US Department of Defense, NASA, and commercial clients. ERC was founded in 1988 by Dr. Y.C.L. Susan Wu who in 1963, was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in Aeronautics at Caltech. ERC now operates in five states and generates annual revenues of over $100M. We are headquartered in Huntsville, AL.

ERC is a small business providing diversified science, engineering, and technical services and products in the areas of:
  • Research and Development
  • Engineering
  • Systems Integration, Test, and Evaluation
  • Program and Project Management Services
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • IT/Network Administration

Our experience includes support for:
  • Space Vehicles and Satellites
  • Thermal Protection Systems
  • Rocket Engines, Missile Systems, Helicopters, and UAVs
  • Electrical, Optical, and Electro-optical Systems
  • Mechanical Components
  • Explosive Articles



  • Best Places to Work in Huntsville, 2011
  • Best Places to Work in Huntsville, 2010
  • Finalist MSFC’s Contractor Excellence Award for small business (SB) – Services, 2007
  • Support to Top 10 Army Inventions: Constant Hawk, 2006
  • Support to Top 10 Army Inventions: Persistent Threat Detection System, 2005
  • Region 4 Sub-Prime Contractor of the Year, 2005
  • SBA Administrator’s Award for Excellence, 2005
  • NASA’s George M. Low Award – SB services category, 2004
  • NASA MSFC Contractor Excellence Award for SB – Services, 2003
  • SBA Administrator’s Award for Excellence, 2003
  • NASA’s Turning Goals Into Reality Award, 2002
  • Numerous individual and team awards and commendations every year, including multiple NASA Silver Snoopy Awards



  • NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
  • NASA Kennedy Space Center
  • NASA Johnson Space Center
  • NASA White Sands Test Facility
  • NASA Ames Research Center
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • US Army Redstone Test Center
  • US Army AMRDEC
  • Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Missile Defense Agency