NASA

Mission Critical Technology Implementation Supports Tomorrow’s Research

The NASA Ames Research Center is a leader in IT research with a focus on super-computing, networking and intelligent systems. Ames conducts critical R&D and develops the technologies that make NASA missions possible. Since 2004, Diversified has engaged in various projects at Ames with QSS and Raytheon.

Most recently, Ames challenged Diversified with demanding, mission critical projects ranging from evaluation, design, documentation and installation of mission critical technology implementation of infrastructure to facilitate full digital TV (DTV) integration. Given the mission-critical nature of NASA’s work, Diversified had to deliver with zero margin of error. The project encompassed four main areas including the Columbia Super-Computing Project, a video operations center, a video conferencing system and DTV integration.

  • Touted as the largest and fastest processor on the planet, the Columbia supercomputer gained worldwide recognition for increasing NASA’s computing capabilities. Diversified designed the structured wiring and enclosures to
    support implementation of the powerful super-computer, which proved critical for NASA’s Return to Flight (RTF) effort.
  • The video operations center project entailed documentation of all existing systems along with updated drawings of schematic wiring.
  • Diversified designed, installed and commissioned an advanced video conferencing and remote collaboration room for the Aerospace Engineering Division’s Flight Systems Research Lab.
  • Diversified conducted a technical evaluation of the video operations facility, developing the scope to make the transition to DTV. This included a layer 1 control system, technical operations manual, electrical grounding and lightning
    arrest, and upgrade of the L-band distribution and satellite receiver system.

Diversified’s recent technical partnership on these projects met with Ames’ high standards and furthered Ames’ critical role in support of America’s space and aeronautics programs.