Littleton, Colorado — June 15, 2015 — Advanced Solutions, Inc (ASI) in coorporation with All-Points Logistics, Lockheed Martin, NASA, ESA, and Airbus DS GmbH successfully delivered the Orbital Maneuvering Subsystem Engine/Thrust Vector Control (OMS-E/TVC) Emulator (OTE) to the Airbus location in Bremen, Germany.
The Orbital Maneuvering Subsystem Engine (OMS-E) is a part of a propulsion system in the Multi Purpose Crew Vehicle-European Service Module (MPCV-ESM). All the electrical interfaces of the propulsion system such as valves and instrumentation in the MPCV-ESM will be controlled by the Propulsion Drive Electronics (PDE). For validation and qualification tests support equipment is needed to electrically simulate the counter-part to the PDE instead of the real OMS-E. ASI built, tested, and delivered the OTE. ASI personnel, as part of the larger team, traveled to Airbus to perform initial integration into the Airbus PDE lab.