Two NASA software design teams received the agency’s prestigious Software of the Year Award for 2015. The co-winners were Ames Research Center for NEQAIR, Nonequilibrium Radiative Transport and Spectra Program, and Johnson Space Center for Orion Guidance, Navigation, and Control Flight Software.
Ames Research Center's NEQAIR is a line-by-line radiation code that computes spontaneous emission, absorption and stimulated emission due to transitions between various energy states of chemical species along a line-of-sight. The Orion Guidance, Navigation, and Control Flight Software technology from the Johnson Space Center uses a MATLAB/Simulink tool suite to embrace a model-based development approach.
Additionally, Jet Propulsion Laboratory's invention, Data Optimization via Genetic Ordering (DOGO) System and Langley Research Center's Airborne Doppler Wind Lidar Post Data Processing Software DAPS-LV (LAR-18270-1) were selected as Runners-Up.
The following inventions were selected for Honorable Mention:
- AFRC: NASA SOFIA Enterprise Middleware Solution DRC-010-040
- GRC: Toolbox for the Modeling and Analysis of Thermodynamic Systems (T-MATS) LEW-19165-1
- GSFC: General Mission Analysis Tool (GMAT) GSC-17177-1
- MSFC: Project Cost Estimating Capability (PCEC) MFS-33187-1
- SSC: NASA Data Acquisition System (NDAS) v 1.0 and v 2.0 SSC-CC-004