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MSDT - A Central Executive to Coordinate Rapid Mission and Spacecraft Design

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90535
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
084502
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Design_Net Engineering LLC
16080 Table Mountain Parkway Suite 500 Golden, CO 80403-1648
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: MSDT - A Central Executive to Coordinate Rapid Mission and Spacecraft Design
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CC35P
Award Amount: $99,998.00
 

Abstract:

The integrated design centers currently in place at the Goddard and Ames research institutions are highly productive infrastructures, allowing a group of domain specialists to rally for intense, focused intervals of time around a mission concept, refining a design in spiral fashion using a palette of trusted in-house and commercial engineering analysis tools. This approach can be significantly streamlined if a standard data exchange mechanism is established between the elements of the toolchain and a centralized function is included to govern the initiation and management of design projects. DNet has developed the Mission and Satellite Design Tool (MSDT) for AFRL, which is the starting point for the creation of tactical satellites. MSDT will accept objectives for a mission and distill them to a spacecraft configuration, drawing from a database of support devices and modular software. MSDT also coordinates the assessment of that satellite configuration, interacting with traditional analysis tools to perform domain analysis and return measures of performance which can be compared to the original objectives. DNet proposes to enhance the current framework capability to be compatible with NASA's preferred analysis tools and provide a springboard for the development of the SBIRSat and subsequent missions based on its supporting technologies.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Ken Center
Principal Investigator
3034620096
kcenter@design-group.com

Business Contact:

Tom Adams
Business Official
3034620096
tadams@design-group.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Design_Net Engineering LLC
16080 Table Mountain Parkway, Suite 500 Golden, CO 80403

EIN/Tax ID: 841365475
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No