Our Mission

R3 Digital Sciences is focused on the research, development, and transition of innovative technology for solving complex engineering problems related to our nation's defense, security, and environmental concerns. We believe this is best accomplished through the design and integration of revolutionary, yet simple software, hardware, and information systems. 

Our Capabilities

R3 Digital Sciences has significant expertise across a broad range of computer engineering disciplines. Our expertise in these areas combined with our systems engineering and integration experience has enabled innovative solutions in a variety of technology areas.


Embedded System/Software Design

  • Real time operation

  • Robust, fault tolerant embedded architectures


  • Custom client/server applications

  • High throughput systems for video and communications


  • Application specific HDL implementations

  • High throughput digital interfaces



  • Secure command and control

  • Robust, fault tolerant, and low power operation


  • Low power/throughput to high power/throughput

  • Machine to Machine (M2M) and interprocessor communications


  • Unsupervised learning algorithms

  • Evolvable systems and algorithms

Our Management

Brent Roeder, P.E.


Brent Roeder is an accomplished, strategic and cross-functional R&D professional with more than a dozen years of experience winning, developing and managing innovative engineering projects. Along with his role at R3-DS, Brent also serves as a strategic advisor at TechOpp Consulting, a business development consulting firm in Blacksburg, VA. Prior to this, Brent spent a year as the COO for Wireless@Virginia Tech, a world renowned research group within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department focused on fundamental research in cutting edge wireless technology. Prior to joining Wireless@Virginia Tech, Brent spent seven years working for McQ, Inc., a small defense contractor in Fredericksburg, VA. Brent spent his last year successfully building McQ's project portfolio and technology transition capabilities as McQ's Director of Research and Development. Brent also worked as both an engineer and program manager specializing in the design, development, integration and test of embedded electronic systems at McQ. Brent’s leadership of the SBIR bid and proposal team resulted in more than 4 million dollars in SBIR based R&D funding with a win rate for Phase I and Phase IIs that far exceeded the national average. During his time at McQ, Brent’s proposals alone resulted in more than 2 million dollars in DoD funded R&D projects.

Brent earned an M.S. in Computer Engineering from George Mason University (GMU) in 2011. His research focus at GMU was in digital design and resulted in a successful thesis defense for "A Hardware Implementation of the Self Organizing Map (SOM) for a Network Intrusion Detection System." He also has undergraduate degrees in Computer Engineering (BS 2005) and Mathematics (BS 2000) from Virginia Tech. Brent is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Virginia.