Guidance, Navigation & Control Support for SLS Launch Vehicles
Dynamic Concepts, Inc. provides direct support to MSFCís EV40
Flight Mechanics & Analysis Division for the design, development, analysis,
verification, and validation of the GN&C system for NASAís Space Launch
System (SLS). DCIís modeling, simulation,
and analysis efforts for the SLS GN&C system include: pre-launch gyrocompassing, trajectory
integration, liftoff dynamics, ascent navigation system, ascent flight control
system, flexible body effects, rigid body ascent load indicators, separation
dynamics, failure & abort scenarios, time domain Monte Carlo analysis, senor/effector/stacking
alignments, day-of-launch wind biasing, etc.
The ascent flight control system design includes the Disturbance
Compensation Algorithm (DCA) and the Adaptive Augmenting Control (AAC)
capabilities. Further details of DCIís
support of SLS GN&C are provided in the links below.