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NASA Ames Engineering Directorate

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Highlights

Introduction

The Engineering Directorate, NASA Ames Research Center's Code R, encompasses highly skilled and experienced engineering and technical capabilities that support the center’s projects and agency's missions. Our experienced and agile staff provide innovative solutions and systems in multiple engineering areas:

  • Mechanical
  • Structural
  • Civil
  • Electrical
  • Electronics
  • Controls
  • Software
  • Systems

Capabilities
The directorate provides multidisciplinary engineering design and analysis, hardware development and fabrication, and testing for ground-based, airborne, and space flight programs, projects and applications. We are capable of successfully executing unique projects within customer performance, schedule, budget and safety and mission assurance requirements.

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Current Projects

  • Sporesat 3D Model

    Sporesat

    Gain knowledge of plant cell gravity sensing.

  • Phonesat

    Phonesat

    Testing spacecraft built using smart phones to launch the lowest-cost satellites ever flown in space.

  • Spheres

    Spheres

    3 free flying satellites on board the ISS that test a diverse range of hardware and software

  • EDSN

    EDSN

    Nanosatellites with cross-link communications for research.

  • EcAMSat 6U configuration.

    EcAMSat

    Investigate space microgravity affects on the antibiotic resistance of E. coli

Collaborations

  • Artist's Rendering of Kepler

    Kepler

    Searching for Earth-like planets.

  • NASA Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer

    LADEE

    Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer.

  • Strategic Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)

    SOFIA

    Airborne observatory for infrared astronomy

Page Last Updated: April 14th, 2014
Page Editor: Brian Rus