The new NASA Software Catalog includes the code LEWICE, developed to help study the effects of ice on an aircraft in flight and to help create ice detection systems. Photo courtesy of NASA
NASA’s 2017-2018 software catalog is now available for the public. This portfolio of products comes free of charge, without royalty or copyright fees. It is available both in print and online. And, for the first time, several software packages are being presented for release.
In its third edition, the publication includes contributions from all of NASA’s centers on data processing/storage, business systems, operations, propulsion and aeronautics. It also features many tools used by NASA.
“Software has been a critical component of each of NASA’s mission successes and scientific discoveries. In fact, more than 30 percent of all reported NASA innovations are software,” Dan Lockney, NASA’s Technology Transfer program executive, says. “We’re pleased to transfer these tools to other sectors and excited at the prospect of seeing them implemented in new and creative ways.”
Available software include codes for more advanced drones and quieter aircraft. Some codes have access restrictions.