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Wallops Systems Software Engineering Branch/Code 589

The Wallops System Software Engineering Branch develops flight and ground data systems for sub-orbital and special orbital Earth and space science missions.  Branch personnel participate in teams with flight projects, principal investigators, other AETD Divisions and other organizations to develop integrated hardware and software systems for mission support.  The system functionality includes carrier, payload, and ground system monitoring and control, launch and tracking services, and data display and analysis.  Branch personnel provide system engineering, system planning, conceptualization, requirements analysis, design, implementation, verification and sustaining engineering for its products.  Branch products include integrated Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) elements, custom capabilities, components, consulting and brokering on behalf of customers.  Branch personnel apply state-of-the-art technologies and COTS/heritage products to develop cost-effective data systems to meet customer needs.   The Branch performs prototyping in collaboration with other NASA and Government organizations, universities, and commercial partners to advance the state-of-the-art in implementation of its functions and related technologies.  In addition, the Branch develops test-beds to prove concepts in operational and laboratory environments.  It assists in transferring and commercializing technology developments to industry, other government agencies and academia as appropriate.