"There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul."-Ella Wheeler Wilcox



Established in 2010, our mission is to establish and grow necessary technologies and resources to enable advanced space and terrestrial power and propulsion systems (beyond the standards set four decades ago in NASA SP-125).



We work closely with industry, academia, and government thought-leaders to privately address decadal objectives spanning the engineering PLM process. Our focus are realms of "deep tech" that have high perceived risk, with moderate to high reward - typically areas where most institutions are unwilling to invest, such as procedural design and optimization of complex systems.



Our R&D roadmap requires enormous resources so necessary commercialization strategies are underway to provide ongoing capital. As a most important first step, significant progress has been made on next-generation CAE tools. X2 allows us to easily deploy new parallel computing models to simulate and optimize almost any mechanical, fluid, and electromagnetic system before a physical prototype is fabricated.

Engines

"Success in space demands perfection. Many of the brilliant achievements made in this vast, austere environment seem almost miraculous. Behind each apparent miracle, however, stands the flawless performance of numerous highly complex systems. All are important. The failure of only one portion of a launch vehicle or spacecraft may cause failure of an entire mission. But the first to feel this awesome imperative for perfection are the propulsion systems, especially the engines. Unless they operate flawlessly first, none of the other systems will get a chance to perform in space ... As man ventures deeper into space to explore the planets, the search for perfection in the design of propulsion systems will continue..."
- Wernher von Braun (foreword NASA SP-125)


Technology Advantages

Simulation

Xplicit 2 is a high-performance computing platform for computational fluid dynamics, multiphysics, and systems engineering.

Xplicit allows engineers to focus on system-level design and its impact on overall performance. It can take a concept from early 0D/1D concept through full 3D unsteady simulation, enabling multiple users to collaborate in realtime on the same simulation.

X2 is our "unfair advantage" for design, analysis, and optimization.

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Controls

SETAS is an instrumentation and controls infrastructure for automated testing of components and systems. It comprises the backbone of Electronic Ground Support Equipment (EGSE).

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