Innovators at NASA’s Johnson Space Center have updated a generic simulation toolkit for constructing and running simulations. The Trick Simulation Environment is a set of software utilities that allows users to rapidly develop, integrate, and operate simulations based on the specific requirements of their application problem domains. Simulation applications range from personal computer desktop trainers to full-scale robotics hardware-in-the-loop facilities and virtual reality systems. The 2007 release includes seven new features for the Trick utility suite, including integrated Monte Carlo simulation capabilities, plotting support for non-Trick file formats, extensible markup language (XML) auto documentation, malfunction insertion capability, enhanced Trick variable server output options, wide character support, and real-time operating system (RTOS) support. These additions provide richer features and make the software more user-friendly. This software may be released to U.S. persons only.
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