Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Huntsville, Alabama
Engineering and Science Services and Skills Augmentation - The prime contract provides center-wide engineering, science, and technical support services at Marshall Space Flight Center and other NASA sites. ERC's scope encompasses both advanced theoretical and "metal bending" tasks in research, engineering, fabrication, testing, mission evaluation, facility development and sustainment, and several other types of technical support. Our efforts include developing innovative technologies for propulsion and guidance control systems; International Space Station environmental control and life support systems; and progressive flight mechanisms for microgravity experiments and payloads. ESSSA also supports the critical development of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS), throughout its development and production.
Redstone Test Center’s Aviation Flight Test Directorate, Redstone Arsenal, AL
Engineering and Test Support Services - ERC personnel, as subject matter experts, support testing of the latest equipment and software available on the most advanced and lethal rotary/fixed-wing aircraft in the world. ERC provides the Aviation Flight Test Directorate (AFTD) world-class engineering, analysis, project management, operational support, and consultation to accomplish its mission of planning and conducting developmental tests on aviation platforms, then analyzing, reporting and developing recommendations for airworthiness, system safety, and materiel release. Under the ETSS contract, ERC provides AFTD: Engineers (Aerospace, Electrical/Instrumentation, Mechanical/Structural, Software, and Human Factors), Pilots (Instructors, Test Pilots), Technicians (Engineering, Instrumentation, Reliability-Availability-Maintainability [RAM], Telemetry, Communications Security, and Test Support), Management and Budget Analysts, Computer/Database Operators, Flight Operations and Records Clerks, Photographers, Technical Editors/Writers, and Logistics personnel. ERC personnel have in-depth, hands-on experience testing rotary and fixed-wing airframes, weapons systems, weapons sensors, avionics, aircraft survivability systems, lasers, electro-optics, infrared systems, electro-magnetic environmental effects, navigation systems, and aviation life support equipment.
Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston, Texas
JSC Engineering Technology and Science - ERC supports Johnson Space Flight Center's engineering, and other technical directorates, in support of their missions. The Engineering Directorate provides products and technical services related to human operations in space through development and integration of a broad spectrum of engineering requirements. This includes providing technical expertise, investigative and analytical skills, and program experience. Co-location of laboratories, test, simulation, and manufacturing facilities provides for: Human Spacecraft Flight and Flight Development products; Human Exploration Mission Planning for the Agency; Institution Support Services; and Technology Development, Application, and Transfer. ERC provides personnel in support of all program activities, including research, analysis, design, development, test and evaluation, facilities management, and other technical services.
Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Huntsville, Alabama
Marshall Engineering Technicians and Trades Support - ERC provides MSFC engineering technicians and other trade skills to execute a wide variety of testing; ground and space based research; test operations; data analysis; machine and electrical shop operations; and other technical activities. Specifically, ERC provides support in the areas of: materials testing; environmental testing; experimental fluid dynamics testing; structural testing; fabrication and assembly of R&D space flight and associated hardware; electrical fabrication; test and assembly; calibration; space environmental effects testing; soil moisture testing; Environmental Gas Lab support; CAD drawing; optics support; tool crib operations; and trade services.
Redstone Test Center (RTC), Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
Missile and Sensors Test Directorate - As part of the RTC center of excellence of missiles, aviation and sensor testing, ERC provides state of the art developmental test capabilities by testing, evaluating, and analyzing aircraft and missile systems, assemblies, subassemblies, components, and associated equipment for the Missile Flight Test Division, the Field Sensors Test Division, and the Telemetry and Data Management Test Division of the RTC Missile and Sensors Test Directorate (MSTD). ERC designs, fabricates, installs, and preserves test setups; completes maintenance of data and inventory records of equipment and property; gauges calibration and verification to the MSTD; operates Government test and ancillary equipment for the test and evaluation effort to accomplish data reduction, analysis, and management; and supports test article instrumentation, telemetry, and document test efforts. ERC designs, develops, fabricates, modifies, installs, checks out, troubleshoots, and demonstrates automated electronic test data storage/archival systems, test data distribution networks, and test data analysis systems.
Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
Propulsion Components, Propellants, and Instrumentation Development and Evaluation Technical Support for Propulsion & Structures Directorate (AMRDEC) - ERC provides propulsion mechanics, propulsion system test and evaluation, propulsion research, and related systems engineering. ERC supports Government scientists and engineers in solid, liquid, and gel propellant formulation, processing, and testing and equipment maintenance; electrical, structural, engineering, and ballistic tests, analysis, and hardware integration; computer hardware integration and programming; and performance of service life testing and analysis.
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Edwards Air Force Base, California
Research in Propulsion Sciences - ERC conducts scientific and engineering research, development, and testing in propulsion sciences (thermodynamics, structures, combustion, fluid flows, chemistry, propellants, materials, plasma devices, missile components/systems, etc.) for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Propulsion Directorate. ERC performs all aspects of applied research and development including analysis, design, systems integration, fabrication, test planning, experimental methods, experiment conduct, and data analysis and interpretation. Research includes development of new propellants, production and characterization of high temperature materials, and investigation of combustion and aero-thermodynamic processes.
White Sands Test Facility (WSTF), Las Cruces, New Mexico
Test and Evaluation Support Team - NASA's White Sands Test Facility specializes in testing and evaluation of potentially hazardous materials, components, and rocket propulsion systems with services available to other governmental and commercial customers. ERC supports materials and components testing, hypervelocity impact testing, propulsion testing, depot level repair of flight hardware, and maintenance and repair of the test systems required for these activities. Contract activities include: test system safety, quality assurance, technical training, precision cleaning and fluid component refurbishment, calibration, machining and welding, maintenance of special personal protective equipment, photo and video, electronic and audio-visual equipment maintenance, technical editing as well as facility maintenance and operation support services.
Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Test and Operations Support Contract - NASA's Test and Operations Support Contract (TOSC) provides the overall management and implementation of ground systems capabilities, flight hardware processing and launch operations at the Kennedy Space Center. This contract supports flight hardware processing, ground systems, logistics, and launch operations services at Kennedy Space Center for both developmental and operational missions. The scope of work includes supporting NASA programs such as Space Launch System (SLS), Ground Systems Development and Operations (GSDO), Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV), and the International Space Station (ISS) and in the future will include private space initiatives as Kennedy transitions to a multiple-user, 21st Century launch facility. ERC personnel operate within the Jacobs integrated team, which also includes Aerodyne Industries.