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Advanced GN&C Development Laboratory

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    The Advanced Guidance, Navigation and Control (GN&C) Development Laboratory (AGDL) serves as a center of excellence for the development and evaluation of advanced GN&C systems. The lab provides the computational resources required to build high-fidelity six-degree-of-freedom simulations of single- and multiple-vehicle missions for various flight phases. Also, the lab provides excellent visualization capabilities, and real-time (human-in-the-loop) simulation capabilities.

    The AGDL features Linux-powered workstations and its software library is built around an open-source philosophy. The lab makes extensive use of the Trick simulation environment. The lab also maintains a comprehensive suite of Trick-compliant simulation models for modeling rendezvous, proximity operations, and capture.

    Current projects supported by the lab include:

    • Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV)
    • H-IIA Transfer Vehicle (HTV)
    • Exploration Tools Development

    Past projects supported by the lab include:

    • X-38 Crew Return Vehicle (CRV)
    • Orbital Space Plane (OSP)
    • Hubble Robotic Vehicle (HRV)

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