Aerospace-Developed Software

During its 50-year existence, Aerospace has created a wide variety of software to support the engineering analyses that contribute to mission success. These software tools provide unique analysis capabilities that were not available in commercial software systems. Additionally, during the last 25 years, the staff has also developed sophisticated simulations that provide technical information to government decision makers regarding acquisition alternatives. On a number of occasions, Aerospace software tools have proven so useful that the Air Force has requested that the source code be delivered to the government to be used on a variety of programs.

Recent inventories have listed more than a thousand different Aerospace-developed software tools of varying sizes and capabilities. Following are some examples of Aerospace-developed technical software.

  • Eclectic Simulator Program, 1967–1990, FORTRAN precompiler for solving differential equations
  • TRACE, 1968–present, highly accurate orbit prediction using integration
  • 1750A Interpretive Computer Simulation, 1985–1995, simulation of the Air Force-mandated instruction set for spacecraft computers
  • General Trajectory Simulation (GTS), 1970–2000, Detailed launch vehicle trajectory prediction and analysis
  • MAST/DyCAST, 1988–present, communication simulation
  • SuperSEAD, 1995–present, blue/red war game simulation for suppression of enemy air defenses

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