NASA chooses Tietronix to perform software research and maintenance at mission control

HOUSTON, 13 March 2014. Mission control specialists at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Houston needed advanced software programming to support the agency's Mission Operations Directorate (MOD) and human spaceflight programs at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. They found their solution from Tietronix Software Inc. in Houston.

Officials NASA Johnson announced a potential $35 million contract to Tietronix this week for the Advanced Technology and Integration Contract (ATIC) to design advanced technologies and custom software applications for NASA mission operations.

Tietronix software engineers will explore new technologies for improving the effectiveness of NASA mission operations, including situational awareness displays, Web-based workflow systems, computer simulations, virtual reality, intelligent systems, and flight crew operations applications.

Among the goals of the NASA ATIC program is to integrate complex data sources for NASA's existing manual workflow process for mission control operations. The contract is worth as much as $35 million over the next five years.

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Tietronix software experts will capitalize on their working knowledge of NASA's mission control center systems, crew and flight controller training systems, spacecraft operations, and interactions with spacecraft systems.

Company software engineers will write, maintain, and upgrade software applications in the C, C++, C#, JAVA, JAVA Script, Bash, PERL, TCL/TK, and GTK programming languages, as well as develop Web-based applications with database backend, installation, configuration, programming, and administration using Oracle, Structured Query Language (SQL), and MultiTiered Architectures.

Tietronix experts also will use open-source software tools for advanced technology projects involving .Net, Active Server Pages (ASP), Winchill, and Extensive Markup Language (XML), as well as carry out Linux system administration of Unix and Windows computers to include Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Community ENTerprise Operating System (CentOS), Scientific Linux, Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows server 2003 and 2008.

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Company experts will carry out Web administration, network switching and routing, configuration and management of next-generation firewalls, manage Storage Area Network (SAN) and Fiber Channel assets, and troubleshoot complex network and storage issues.

Tietronix also will manage project information systems, applications, and perform database maintenance and administration, and perform data and configuration management, evaluations, simulations, testing and verification of NASA computer software applications and databases.

Tietronix is a CMMI Maturity Level III provider specializing in software engineering, computer simulation and serious games development.

For more information contact Tietronix online at http://tietronix.com, or the NASA Johnson Space Center at www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson.

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