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JPL's DARTS Lab provides several multi-mission space system simulation tools for the closed-loop development and testing of flight algorithms and software. This toolkit can be used in workstation environments as well as in real-time, hardware-in-the-loop simulations for the testing and verification of flight software and hardware.

Tools:

    A high performance computational engine for flexible multibody dynamics.Winner of 1997 NASA Software Award
    A multi-mission simulation framework for real-time, hardware-in-the-loop spacecraft simulations.
    A Dshell based planetary rover simulator for surface exploration.
    A Dshell based simulator for entry, descent and landing (EDL) scenarios.
    A software toolkit for planetary terrain environment models.
    A DARTS based package for internal coordinates molecular dyanmics simulations.
    A 3D graphics tool for real-time, closed-loop simulation visualization.
    A software development toolkit for the concurrent development of reusable software.
    The Spatial Operator Algebra (SOA) is a computational multibody dynamics framework for the mathematical study and analysis of rigid and flexible multibody systems.
    Publications on the Darts Lab simulation tools and the Spatial Operator Algebra (SOA).
    Research: