Roger Herdy, Linda Hudgins, and Damian Yañez
A constant challenge to increasing the efficiencies in a systems engineering environment is the deployment of the best tools. A systems engineering environment with the process management tool Vdot provides a user-centered, first-person perspective that enables users to interact with an engineered system naturally and provides users with a wide range of accessible tools. This requires an engineering model that includes the geometry, physics, and any quantitative or qualitative data from the real system. The user should be able to walk through the operating system for a given mission and observe how it works and how it responds to changes in design, operation, or any other engineering modification. Qualis Corporation is implementing and maintaining the ESI Vdot process management tool for various groups within NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Advanced Concepts Office (ACO) for trade studies on architectures for the Space Launch System. Because of the large number of analysis study cases being performed in the Earth to Orbit (ETO) group, there is a great need to document the process, enhance productivity, and provide tracking capabilities and metrics on customer demand, thus magnifying ACO customer satisfaction. Qualis is providing this service to ACO using the ESI Vdot tool.