We are working closely with the NASA’s Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) Projects Office at Johnson Space Center to inspire the future with a lower-cost, lighter-weight, safer, and more compliant space suit design. Zero Point Frontiers is helping NASA identify key components of the legacy design that will be upgraded for exploration missions (e.g. Mars) and be backwards compatible for International Space Station support.
Bart Leahy Communications Consultant Our CEO Jason Hundley has a curious theory. He explained it to me at a bar one night while his five fingers were wrapped around a glass of imperial pale ale: the best human thinking can be tied to the Rule of Five. What the heck does that mean? What… Read More »
In 2013 Zero Point Frontiers built a simple prosthetic hand for a local two-year old using a Makerbot 3D printer. These are some of the stories that resulted. Oct 25 2013 – Fast Company This 3-D Printed Prosthetic Hand Costs Just $5 Prosthetic limbs traditionally cost many thousands of dollars, doubling the pain of people… Read More »
The Engineering Launch Vehicle Initial Sizing tool (eLVis) is an internal tool for estimating launch vehicle for desired mission. It shares the performance prediction engine with Instarocket, and allows for large numbers of data value sweeps to find optimum propellant splits between the various stages of the vehicle. Users can quickly set up new concepts and compare them to multiple concepts and existing vehicles.
Instarocket is a public iPad app based on our launch vehicle sizing codes. It is intended to be a learning tool, as well as a good first-order estimator for sizing a launch vehicle in order to get a desired payload to orbit. The user can specify the fuel type, engine performance parameters, and key ratios to calculate the stage masses. Then the user can use interactive slider bars to adjust propellant loads in each stage. The app updates the drawing and performance estimates in real time while the user is adjusting the sizing.It is available for iPad and the AppStore here.
The Decision Tool uses pairwise comparison algorithms and a three-gate process to help decision makers decide what is important. Top-level figures of merit are established to identify alignments in order to eliminate the least favorable, or lowest ranking options.