Our systems engineers support the complete engineering life cycle of a mission. Life cycle support includes advanced mission formulation studies, preliminary and detailed design, integration and test, verification and validation, and launch and on-orbit operations. In addition to supporting design activities, our mission systems engineers also provide support requirements management, reliability analysis, trade studies, technical analysis and system simulations, risk management, and other mission-critical areas.
- Systems Engineering — Systems, risk, interface, and requirements management; cost modeling; concept of operations; mission and system architecture; system analysis and design; trade studies; advanced and mission-enabling instrument concepts, design, and development
- Spacecraft Engineering — Attitude control; guidance, navigation and control; orbit design, analysis, mechanics, analysis and modeling, S/C finite state modeling
- Instrument Systems Engineering — Sensors, instruments and fixtures (X-ray systems, multispectral, electro-optical, active imaging; spectrometers, radiometers, advanced cameras, UV and spectrographic systems) for space and planetary explorations; optics (optical trains, video optics, telescopes); high power and metrology laser and electro-optics engineering; detector development and calibration