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PTC and Partner Comet Solutions enable The Aerospace Corporation to reduce design-analysis cycle time by 50%


The Creo Elements/Pro model is tagged using Comet’s Active Tag Application; when changes are made to the model, the simulation template can be easily rerun with minimal rework.
The Creo Elements/Pro model is tagged using Comet’s Active Tag Application; when changes are made to the model, the simulation template can be easily rerun with minimal rework.

The Aerospace Corporation provides independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to United States’ national-security space programs. It operates as a federally funded research and development center for the United States Air Force, the Dept. of Defense, and other national-security agencies, and supports all national-security space programs. Projects are also conducted for civilian agencies, such as NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, commercial companies, universities, and international
organizations in the US national interest.

The Aerospace Corporation was asked to undertake a highly precise analysis of how electro-optical (EO) sensors perform in space. Specifically, engineers running STOP (Structural, Thermal, Optical Performance) analysis wanted to know whether the clarity of images returned by a space-borne EO sensor would meet stringent optics performance requirements within the harsh temperature variations in space. The company needed to simulate how the EO sensor would act in these various extreme temperatures while in space.

Additionally, the researchers aimed to reduce the cost of analyzing the EO sensors while improving sensor performance. According to Dr. David Thomas, senior project engineer with The Aerospace Corporation, "About 25% of space-borne electro-optical (EO) sensor programs in both the civil and National Security Space (NSS) communities have experienced reduced on-orbit reliability, and cost and schedule overruns of 100% or more."

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