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Entry Systems Modeling (ESM)

Active Technology Project

Project Description

Entry Systems Modeling

Cutting-edge, customer-driven research for entry systems in four areas: TPS Materials Modeling, including vastly improved ablator modeling capabilities for research and engineering; Shock Layer Kinetics & Radiation, from first principles to engineering models, including validation of Agency radiative heating predictions; Aerosciences, including advanced computational and experimental techniques; and Guidance Navigation & Control, including direct force control algorithms and technologies to enable precision landing of high-mass spacecraft. 

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