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MECHANICAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND SIMULATION BRANCH (CODE 542)

Mission

The Mechanical Systems Analysis and Simulation Branch provides a variety of structural analysis services to its customers. We perfrom multidisciplinary systems analysis and simulation for the development of state-of-the-art systems for space flight missions as well as senior system analysts and analytical task team discipline support to GSFC-managed systems.

We perform analysis of structural loads, structural dynamics, thermomechanical and optomechanical analyses. We support system analysis, simulation, trade-off, and evaluation studies to aid in the development, monitoring, and verification of systems. 542 also conducts research, development, and maintenance of advanced computation capabilities for accurate and efficient systems analysis and simulation of present and planned space flight systems.

 

MMS Spacecraft MMS Spacecraft

Structural analysis models of the Multiscale Magentospheric (MMS) spacecraft juxtaposed with the actual flight hardware

Structural analysts and other engineers prepare for vibration testing of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

 

 

Branch Management Team

Jeff Bolognese Daniel Kaufman Associate Branch Head

Jeff Bolognese
Head

Daniel Kaufman
Associate Head
Vacant
Associate Head

 

Contact Us
Main Office: 301-286-2843
Website: http://analyst.gsfc.nasa.gov/