Liquid Galaxy Services
Tietronix develops Liquid Galaxy solutions for government and commercial clients alike.
Tietronix worked with NASA's Open Gov Initiative team, also known as the Office of Open Innovation, submitting a winning proposal to Johnson Space Center's Innovation & Inclusion team for the 2011 Spring Innovation Charge Account competition. During the Spring and Summer of 2011, Stuart Engelhardt of Tietronix designed and implemented the first NASA Liquid Galaxy system at Johnson Space Center. Now as Liquid Galaxy Project Lead for NASA's Office of Open Innovation, Mr. Engelhardt manages and implements Liquid Galaxy exhibit requests - the most recent being a nine display system at NASA Headquarters in Washginton, DC during December of 2011.
Over the past six months, Tietronix has collaborated with NASA's Open Government Initiative to apply the Liquid Galaxy to tasks at Johnson Space Center. One project is the Habitat Demonstration Unit (HDU) where we are able to render a virtual model of an active simulation or real-time operational Habitat data. Using this data we can monitor ongoing operations or freeze a snap-shot of the telemetry and run test cases to see the effect on the HDU systems and activities. Another project is the Mars Rover System which simulates driving the Space Exploration Vehicle (SEV). When the SEV is mated to its chassis for ground-based operations, it operates much like a car or off-road vehicle, and can be used to test operator acclimation to earth, moon, and mars environments to determine if they are ready to operate the physical hardware.
Tietronix has also implemented a number of commercial applications in the Liquid Galaxy. One commercial application is the Solar Energy Plant Simulator which allows us to tour a full mock-up of a solar energy mirror farm and evaluate operational efficiencies and be fully immersed in the virtual operations of the facility. Another commercial application is the Five-Times High Definition Movie System (5xHD System) which can render an astounding 5400 x 1920 resolution movie across five monitors at once. Our favorite demonstration of this technology is our custom in-house modeled International Space Station Assembly Time-Lapse Movie.
Tietronix Liquid Galaxy Exhibit
For information regarding Liquid Galaxy, the type of software and operating systems we can run on the exhibits, and configuration options availalbe, please contact:
Stuart S. Engelhardt
Liquid Galaxy Project Lead
Tietronix Software, Inc.
1331 Gemini, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77058