Space Systems Software: Software for the Future
CUA has the capability to plan and analyze space missions.
Space systems for defense, commercial, and civilian applications are undergoing massive reconfiguration. The utilization of space by the Space Force is seen as a force multiplier in an era of reduced ground and air forces. Commercial space applications, primarily in communications, are on the verge of enormous growth. And NASA continues the development of space missions for studying the earth environment, the solar system, and the universe.
The need for new, highly efficient space systems will increase somewhat over the next several years, leading to more satellite systems and constellations in a variety of low earth orbits (LEO), medium earth orbits (MEO), and geo-stationary earth orbits (GEO).
CUA operates and in some instances licenses software for use in the aerospace industry. Proprietary computer software that can be used to solve practical spacecraft trajectory optimization problems that include high-thrust and low-thrust propulsion systems have been developed. Additionally, CUA has developed software for the optimization of modular spacecraft architectures.
CUA is currently developing multiple software packages:
- Non-Linear Parallel Optimization (NLPAROPT)
- CUA OpenMP Nonlinear Optimization Tool (COMPNOT)
- Dynamically Leveraged Automated (N) Multibody (DyLAN) Trajectory Optimization Tool
- Satellite Evolvable Tool for Expandability and Reconfiguration (SEPTER)