GSA awards contract to Space Environment Technologies
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – The General Services Administration awarded a GSA Schedule 871 Professional Engineering Services contract to Space Environment Technologies (SET). SET has core experience in these following areas:
Strategic Planning for Technology Programs/Activities. Space Environment Technologies (SET) has core experience in planning and developing strategic science and engineering applications related to space research, space weather operations, space systems infrastruc- ture, and space systems standards programs/projects that use solar-terrestrial remote sensing systems and space-physics models. SET collaborates with government agencies and laboratories, research universities, and companies in order to define and interpret high-level space environment organizational engineering performance requirements. The strategic planning experience of SET’s personnel covers four decades of project, system, and mission definition where objectives have been to a) characterize the space environment effects from solar photons, particles, and magnetic fields on technological systems and/or b) mitigate space environment risks.
Concept Development and Requirements Analysis. SET has core experience in concept development and requirements analysis for developing or enhancing high level performance specifications of systems, projects, missions, or activities related to space research, space weather operations, space systems infrastructure, and space systems standards programs/projects that use solar-terrestrial remote sensing systems and space-physics models. SET experience includes requirements definition, preliminary planning, evaluation of technical approach options, estimation of associated costs, and development of engineering application requirements for activities related to the space systems infrastructure, space standards, space environment, and space weather processes including their terrestrial effects and impacts on society.
System Design, Engineering, and Integration. SET has core experience in the design, engineering, and integration of space research, space weather opera- tions, space systems infrastructure, and space systems standards programs/projects. This includes the transitioning of research grade models and data systems into preliminary and detailed designs for operational systems, products, and services. The design work includes risk identification, analysis, and mitigation as well as the development of traceability matrices from programmatic goals and project objectives. SET’s detailed design capability leads to integrated systems where the separate components produce a working system prototype or model.
Test and Evaluation. SET has core experience in the comprehensive testing and evaluation of space-related operational systems. SET’s engineering practices for testing and evaluation involve the application of comparative datasets, system performance metrics, and standard operational test scenarios to ensure robustness, extensibility, scalability, and graceful degradation of real-time operational systems to climatological conditions, for example, in order to demonstrate that prototype systems and subsystems perform in accordance with the design objectives.
Integrated Logistics Support. SET has core experience in integrated logistics support for operational space-related systems, services, and products. This experience includes the analysis, planning and detailed design of engineering logistics support, including hardware/firmware/software purchases, upgrades, operator personnel training, and maintenance. SET also has unique experience in space-related data input, processing, and output through automated data communication and file management routines, and adaptation to changing system requirements throughout their life cycles.