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NASA Chooses Tietronix for its Software Research and Maintenance

By CIOReview | Monday, March 24, 2014

HOUSTON, TX: Tietronix Software, provider of software engineering and computer simulation, has been chosen by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, to provide advanced software programming to support the NASA Mission Operations and human spaceflight programs at the NASA Johnson Space Center, reports John Keller, avionics Intelligence.

Tietronix has bagged a $35 Mn contract from NASA for the Advanced Technology and Integration Contract, to design advanced technologies and customize software applications for its mission operations. The NASA ATIC goal is to incorporate complicated and complex data sources for NASA’s existing manual workflow process for mission control operations.

The software professionals at Tietronix, delve and examine new technologies to improve the effectiveness of NASA mission operations, which will include situational awareness displays, web-based workflow systems, computer simulations, virtual reality, intelligent system, and flight crew operations applications. They will exploit the knowledge they have of NASA’s mission control center systems, crew and flight controller training systems, spacecraft operations and interactions with spacecraft systems. The company’s software engineers will write, maintain and upgrade software applications in C, C++, C#, JAVA, JAVA Script, Bash, PERL, TCL/TK, and GTK programming languages. They will develop web-based applications with database backend, installation, configuration, programming, and administration using Oracle, Structured Query Language, and MultiTiered Architectures.

Open-source software tools are also used for advanced technology projects involving .Net, Active Server Pages, Winchill, and Extensive Markup Language, as well as carry out Linux system administration of Unix and Windows computers to include Red Hat Enterprises Linux, Community ENTerprise Operating System, Scientific Linux, Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows server 2003 and 2008.

Web administration, network switching and routing, configuration and management of next-generation firewalls, manage Storage Area Network and Fiber Channel assets and troubleshooting of complex network and storage issues are carried out by Tietronix experts. It also manages project information systems, applications, performs database maintenance and administration, performs data and configuration management, evaluations, simulations, testing and verification of NASA computer software applications and databases.