Emergent Awarded Phase III SBIR by NASA GSFC for Design of the Distributed Systems Missions Testbed
Emergent's DSM testbed will provide scientists with simulated worlds, complete with high-fidelity simulated spacecraft constellations, in which they can test their flight software technologies.
Laurel, MD / Austin, TX, July 11, 2022 – Emergent Space Technologies, Inc. (Emergent) was awarded a Phase III SBIR contract by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) to create a system architecture design for the NASA GSFC Distributed Systems Missions (DSM) testbed. This effort leverages Emergent’s world class expertise in modeling and simulation for space systems and helps advance the state of the art in flight software for scientific missions.
The DSM testbed aims to enable simulation and testing of distributed flight software architectures. This will allow for the deployment of new flight software technologies such as machine learning and autonomy alongside proven spacecraft control software, enabling innovative science without increasing mission risk. According to Austin Probe, the Principal Investigator for the project and Emergent’s CTO, “We will use our Ascent modeling and simulation technology, which we have been developing and deploying to support modular flight software architectures for Department of Defense customers for more than a decade, to enable NASA to develop and test similar architectures for future scientific missions.”
To learn more about NASA GSFC’s Distributed Systems Missions Testbed, click the link for their website.
About Emergent Space Technologies, Inc.
Founded in 2001 and based in Laurel, MD, Emergent Space Technologies Inc. is a Small Business that researches, develops, integrates, and tests advanced systems and software solutions for civil, military, and commercial space missions. We are industry leaders offering commercial-off-the-shelf flight and ground test software with integration, verification, and validation services for multi-spacecraft missions, including constellations, formations, and clusters of space vehicles. Our domain expertise and experience, combined with our knowledge of current and emerging technology, make Emergent the Small Business team of choice in the aerospace industry.