NASA/AIR FORCE SPACECRAFT CHARGING ANALYSIS PROGRAM (NASCAP-2K)
NASA/AIR FORCE SPACECRAFT CHARGING ANALYSIS PROGRAM (NASCAP-2K) v4.1
NASCAP-2K is the next generation spacecraft charging analysis code. It is a comprehensive update to the original NASCAP spacecraft charging codes written twenty years ago. As a collaboration between NASA and the US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), it builds upon the Air Foce's DynaPAC charging algorithms and will replace 3-D spacecraft charging codes for all environments:
- Auroral Charging
Version 4.1 is currently available. A new spacecraft definition tool, Object Toolkit (OTk), provides easy, interactive spacecraft geometry definition. A new user-friendly graphical user interface, (GUI) simplifies many of the old, cumbersome operations. NASCAP-2K can create realistic geometric models, simulate charging, and calculate and display surface potential/currents, space potentials, and particle trajectories.
Language: Java, Java3D, C++
Operating System: Win32 Platforms; Portable to Linux, UNIX
Hardware Requirements: 200 Pentium or greater, 30 MB
- Source Code: No
- Cost: None
Distribution: Available upon request to US Person Only at:
- Manuals: Draft version available with code
- Training: None
User must define spacecraft definition and charging parameters using the graphical user’s interface. NASCAP-2K will then calculate results.
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