CATTENS is a software application that is being developed to provide capabilities for Model-Based Engineering (MBE) and Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).
The primary goal of CATTENS is to support early mission concept development in the Goddard Mission Design Lab (MDL), a collaborative engineering environment at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). CATTENS is also intended to support CubeSat projects and other flight projects, especially in their early design phases.
The CATTENS architecture includes (1) a desktop GUI client tool with networking capabilities; and (2) a set of web services utilizing a message bus architecture to support collaboration. The initial set of CATTENS services includes a model library service and a system design repository service. The model library service enables engineers to save and reuse various types of models for systems, subsystems, and vendor products. The system design repository service supports collaborative mission and system design and versioning.More »
A fully integrated MBSE toolkit for CubeSat missions and other small projects.
Accelerated development and more comprehensive analysis of early mission concepts.
A Model-Based Engineering (MBE) infrastructure for integration of COTS engineering tools into an open, message-based architecture with a model repository, parts library, and collaboration services.More »
The purpose of the Goddard Space Flight Center’s Internal Research and Development (IRAD) program is to support new technology development and to address scientific challenges. Each year, Principal Investigators (PIs) submit IRAD proposals and compete for funding for their development projects. Goddard’s IRAD program supports eight Lines of Business: Astrophysics; Communications and Navigation; Cross-Cutting Technology and Capabilities; Earth Science; Heliophysics; Planetary Science; Science Small Satellites Technology; and Suborbital Platforms and Range Services.
Task progress is evaluated twice a year at the Mid-term IRAD review and the end of the year. When the funding period has ended, the PIs compete again for IRAD funding or seek new sources of development and research funding or agree to external partnerships and collaborations. In some cases, when the development work has reached the appropriate Technology Readiness Level (TRL) level, the product is integrated into an actual NASA mission or used to support other government agencies. The technology may also be licensed out to the industry.
The completion of a project does not necessarily indicate that the development work has stopped. The work could potentially continue in the future as a follow-on IRAD; or used in collaboration or partnership with Academia, Industry and other Government Agencies.
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|Organizations Performing Work||Role||Type||Location|
|Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)||Lead Organization||NASA Center||Greenbelt, MD|