QuickSTAT will enable the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate's (HEOMD) chartered responsibilities of; 1 reduce costs of future human space flight, and 2) providing a tool that will reduce the cost and time required for design and analysis of spacecraft TCS. Specifically, the International Space Station (ISS) and its visiting vehicles are programs that stand to benefit from the design tool. Potential ISS visiting vehicles are the Orion CEV, SpaceX Dragon capsule, Boeing CST-100, and Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser.
Similarly to NASA unmanned missions, this proposed design tool will be of interest to other Government spacecraft procuring agencies such as the Air Force, Navy, National Reconnaissance Office, and Operationally Responsive Space Office; as well as, prime contractor spacecraft developers such as ATK, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Raytheon, and Surrey. In addition, QuickSTAT will be highly useful within the CubeSat market which includes Government, industry, and university customers. Beyond spacecraft thermal control system modeling, the proposed Phase II effort will develop a design tool ready for efficient transition to new aerospace applications as well as alternate industries. The design tool could be applied to virtually any engineering analysis, regardless of industry. Potential product extensions span from adjacent engineering analysis applications such as stress and fluid analysis, to new industries such as energy system modeling.