MTSI has been supporting the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) since 1998 on a variety of aeronautics and space-related projects at multiple NASA Centers across the country. Our support to NASA’s space projects has been focused at NASA Marshall and has entailed various aspects of engineering support. On the aeronautics side, MTSI has assisted NASA Dryden Flight Research Center and NASA Headquarters with successfully achieving their goals and objectives on a number of manned and unmanned aircraft projects.
We teamed with NASA to provide test planning, execution, analysis, and reporting for Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), the largest airborne observatory in the world. We conduct aeronautical systems analysis for NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), providing technical support to solve aeronautical and air transportation system challenges including: inefficiencies, congestion, mobility, safety, and environmental impacts.
MTSI performs engineering, technical, and program support essential to NASA’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) projects. As the lead systems integrator and flight test lead for NASA’s Environmental Research Aircraft and Sensor Technology (ERAST) program, MTSI directed multiple UAS sense and avoid (SAA) and control/communications (C2) flight demonstrations for UAS airspace integration (AI). We ran concept of operations (CONOPS) and state of the art gap analysis to integrate UAS into the NextGen Airspace environment and created an alternative UAS classification scheme. Our subject matter expertise informs multiple technical work packages focused on generating requirements, standards and guidelines for SAA, C2, human factors, and certification.