System Engineering

Trident's System Engineering practice consists of services and support to Government agencies such as NASA and NOAA for software and hardware design, development, and integration. Trident assists and supports space vehicles, satellite and telescope instrument support and engineering, propulsion engineering and support, Guidance and Navigation & Control (GN&C) design and testing support.

The range of these System Engineering services includes:

  • Designing of the next generation space instruments and observatories aimed to achieve tighter pointing and lower jitter requirements, with detail dynamic analysis support.
  • Providing maintenance and support to the ATLAS I&T post processing tool, Engineering Performance Work Station, EPW.
  • Creating the operation sequence steps to be used to manufacture both flight and non-flight hardware, verify the integrity of programming sequences prior to cutting metallic stock and for the accuracy of final product of a CNC CAM program.
  • Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) Reliability Support.
  • Providing senior level mechanism engineering services with experience on OSC S/C SADA and solar array mechanisms and spacecraft to support the S/C mechanism development, including the SADA and solar array deployment.
  • Providing Explorers and Heliophysics Projects Division (EHPD) Engineering Services Support which includes projects such as ASTRO-H, NICER, GOLD, ICON, and TESS as well as Solar Orbiter and Solar Probe Plus. Emphasis was on engineering services in the area of guidance, navigation, and control systems.
  • Supporting Ground Systems Engineering for Heliophysics Explorers projects which includes providing the GOLD mission manager and systems team with ground systems engineering support for the GOLD mission.

These are some of the sample tasks Trident performs for its government customers with its highly skilled professional resources while partnering with several other Defense and Aerospace companies.