Analysis of Alternatives tools, and Predictive Atmospheric Specification
ASTRA develops software tools to quantify the impact of various measurements for both ionospheric and thermospheric specification. These tools enable vital ‘Analysis of Alternatives’ exercises, and help to maximize the utility of new sensors through OSSE experiments. Millions of dollars in savings can be realized by preventing deployment of unnecessary or redundant sensors.
Real-time ionospheric predictions also provide an alternative solution for raytracing applications and simulation of TID effects for geolocation. Additionally, real-time thermospheric neutral density predictions enable accurate satellite orbit prediction and analysis.