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The hexapod for SAGE III on ISS, which will communicate with the IAM system once launched. SSAI is responsible for the hardware requirements, board design, integration, and testing for IAM. Credit: NASA LangleyThe hexapod for SAGE III on ISS, which will communicate
with the IAM system once launched. SSAI is responsible for the
hardware requirements, board design, integration,
and testing for IAM. Credit: NASA Langley
Electrical engineers define the power a system needs to function, provide a source and delivery system for that power, and develop the software the system needs to execute its tasks. In support of our customers, SSAI electrical engineers develop power sources, delivery systems, and software codes that meet the rigorous power specifications of spacecraft and instruments.

At the NASA Langley Research Center’s Robotics Laboratory, our electrical engineers support development of software systems that control electro-mechanical systems and robotic devices in the execution of autonomous tasks. Our work encompasses software development and hardware integration, fabrication, component testing, and field tests to confirm that the automated tasks execute properly.

SSAI provides the electrical engineering support for preparation of the SAGE III instrument for flight on the International Space Station. We are supporting the development of the system requirements and the architecture of the Interface Adaptor Module (IAM), which is used to interface between the International Space Station Avionics and SAGE III. This system is responsible for power distribution, data processing, data storage, and communication.