NAS Division Partners
The NAS Division fosters collaborative relationships within NASA, other government organizations, universities, and industry to help meet high-end computing goals for the agency and the nation. Here is a small sampling of our work with current collaborators, with links to their websites.
- Fundamental Aeronautics Program (FAP)
In conjunction with the FAP's Subsonic Fixed Wing (SFW) project to develop the NASA Common Research Model being tested at Langley and Ames Research Centers, our researchers provide large-scale computations (billions of grid points) and experimental data from SFW tests. Boeing provides the grids systems, aerodynamic expertise, and detailed numerical studies.
- Space Launch System and Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle Project
NAS computational fluid dynamics (CFD) experts, working with groups at multiple NASA centers, are developing high-fidelity aerodynamic simulations of the heavy-lift Space Launch System (SLS) and the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) that will launch astronauts to new deep space destinations such as an asteroid, and later, Mars. Our CFD experts are providing detailed analyses of SLS ascent aerodynamics, Orion launch abort vehicle designs, and heavy-lift launch environments during ignition and liftoff.
- Kepler Mission
NAS data analysis and visualization experts, working with the Kepler Science Operation Center (SOC) at Ames Research Center, perform advanced code optimization that improves the accuracy of software tools used to validate the discovery of new planets in the region of the Milky Way galaxy. In addition, the Kepler SOC uses Pleiades for the transiting planet search and data validation modules—the most computationally intensive elements of the Kepler pipeline.
- Army High Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC)
A team of NAS aeronautics experts are conducting research in the simulation of small-scale flapping wing flight for possible Mirco-Air Vehicles (MAVs) with Stanford University and New Mexico State University, under U.S. Army sponsorship.
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
NAS is a partner in the DHS Physiological Health Assessment Sensor for Emergency Responders (PHASER) program for monitoring the vital measurements of agents in real time through the use of intelligent algorithms, to provide an alarm to both responder and commander if a responder is going to experience any health-threatening events. DHS is interested in lessons learned from astronaut physiological monitoring.
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
NAS programming experts are contributing to the NSF-funded eXtreme OpenMP projecta collaboration with the University of Houston, Virginia Tech, NCSA, and NASA Ames to enhance the OpenMP (Open Multi-Processing) application programming interface.