Innovators at NASA’s Johnson Space Center have developed a computer program for simulating diverse aspects of spacecraft operation characterized by either 3 or 6 degrees of freedom. The Spacecraft Engineering Simulation II (SES II) program provides a general framework and modular structure to solve traditional simulation problems. The innovation includes both generalized and shuttle-specific vehicle characteristics and also offers the ability to perform optimization and dispersion simulations. The technology is unique in that it contains a direct translation of the shuttle flight software from the HAL/S programming language, which was developed especially for the shuttle, to C, combining the best features of both programming languages.
This technology is being made available through JSC’s Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office, which seeks to transfer technology into and out of NASA to benefit the space program and U.S. industry. NASA invites companies to consider licensing this technology for commercial applications.
If you would like more information about this technology or about NASA’s technology transfer program, please contact:Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office