APL’s Engineering, Sciences, and Technical Services (ESTS) engineers and technicians provide a diverse set of research and analytical capabilities. One example from our ESTS contract is propulsion, where APL applies stress and structural analysis. APL’s ESTS engineer, plans, schedules and performs computations and analyses, prepares and makes presentations, and documents results in technical reports. We perform stress analyses in support of the design and design verification of rocket propulsion systems and flight vehicles. We apply principles and practices of structural analysis and devise new approaches in problem solutions. We thoroughly review all results from assigned tasks and determine if outputs are complete, correct, integrated with project objectives, and adequately documented. We follow existing processes and procedures and recommend process improvements where appropriate.
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FBM P&DSS Contract: Lockheed Martin (LM) has demonstrated the ability to produce and support complex weapons systems for the US Navy under the Field Ballistic Missile Production and Deployed Systems Support (FBM P&DSS) contract. From research to design and development, LM has produced six generations of Fleet Ballistic Missiles. This effort continues to this day including the Trident II D5 Life Extension program. Study and experimentation are directed toward advancing the state-of-the-art development, analysis, and evaluation of concepts, technologies, systems, and subsystems; and development of operational concepts and tactics with the end goal being the application of results to developing new or improving existing warfighting capabilities.
In addition to traditional contracts and projects, LM has helped revolutionize R&D communities around the world with projects like the Center for Innovation in Hampton Roads, VA. This 65,000 square-foot, high-end laboratory with unique infrastructure is optimized for collaborative experimentation and analysis. The Center facilitates numerous Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, human-in-the-loop experiments, and analytical research, and hosts many joint research efforts with industry, the US Government, international, and academic partners.
Bioastronautics Contract: Under the Bioastronautics contract, MEIT provides medical operations, ground and flight research, space flight hardware development and fabrication, science and mission integration for flight, and habitability and environmental factors for the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Constellation and Human Research programs. MEIT also provides health services including consulting, medical screening and qualification, training, data and risk management, and mission and ground operations support services.
Argonaut Contract: Contact potential participants to obtain their objectives for their experiments; Schedule and lead a series of planning conferences; Conduct weekly teleconferences with all participants; Develop an integrated scenario to meet participants' objectives; Coordinate technical efforts to allow participants to play from their own facilities in a distributed fashion; Develop and provide criteria to participants to facilitate their transition to larger, more advanced wargames; Conduct operational analysis of concepts to include analyzing detailed DIS PDU traffic to evaluate concept effectiveness.
ESES Contract: MEIT provided excellent engineering service and expertise to the research and development of detectors for use in variety of in and out of house projects. The team provided engineering support (Micro-electro-mechanical- systems (MEMS)) for research, design, development, and analysis of electronic devices and their related application to instruments. Goddard Missions include Astro-H Detector Heatsinking and Packaging, JWST NIRSpec Microshutter, JWST Microshutter Array Development and ICESAT-2 Detector testing.