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Research for Secure Development and Success of Missions
Research on software, computational engineering, and V&V technology for space systems

The objective of this research is to establish the systems engineering which balances mission success with reduction of development costs, by researching, development and utilization of the world's top-level information technology and computational engineering.

This will make possible a space mission that currently seems infeasible in terms of development costs and lead time.

As a first step, we will contribute to developing a new H3 rocket in an efficient and reliable manner. In parallel, we will research future satellites and reusable space transportation systems and support space projects with the use of previously developed technologies.


The Value of Our Research

To innovate on the systems engineering for space systems, we improve the computational engineering and verification technology, achieve the best designs and operational margins and formulate the most efficient development and operation plans. We also achieve the efficient, faster and low cost development and operation, and enable to create the new variable space mission.


Research Goals

To realize the contradictory requirements both of the mission success and reduction of the development and operation cost for more complex, advanced missions, we will support the space projects and challenge the innovation by the common “methodology of the development and operation (i.e. Engineering) ” instead of the performance or cost of individual equipment or subsystems.

Numerical simulation technology for innovative design and mission creation

We are proposing new designs and validating them in early design phases utilizing high fidelity numerical simulation technologies for quantitative estimation in physical domain, such as fluid, combustion and structure, using JAXA’s supercomputer “SORA.”

JAXA Super Computer System
generation 2 (JSS2) “SORA”

Numerical simulations of rocket engine external flows (ex.)
Technology of circulation and mechanization of verification “knowledge”

We are creating a technology to visualize the specification and design in the domain of system and software logic and verify it logically and efficiently in a situation where space system is becoming larger and more complex.

Initiatives in the spacecraft design logical fields
Technology to improve the autonomy of highly uncertain systems

We are building basic technology to use artificial intelligence related technology as a means of realizing spacecraft with autonomy, with highly uncertain systems that are difficult to rule.