AER develops the Space Environment and Effects Toolkit (SEET)
for AGI’s STK software suite
Exton, PA and Lexington, MA — September 30, 2008 — Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), the producer of commercial off-the-shelf software for integrated analysis of land, sea, air and space assets, today announced its new partnership with Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. (AER), the provider of advanced science solutions for government and commercial applications. AER is developing the Space Environment and Effects Toolkit (SEET) for use with AGI’s STK software suite. SEET models the near-Earth space environment and its expected impact on space vehicles, and models energetic particle flux and magnetic field distributions. The toolkit is being created in part using code from Air Force Research Lab’s (AFRL’s) AF-GEOSPACE software program, which brings together many space environment models, applications, and data visualization developed by the AFRL and others in the space weather community. SEET will be released early next year.
“AGI’s new partnership with AER will greatly benefit STK users who need to take into account the space environment’s impact on their assets during mission design, planning, and operations,” says Dr. Peter Aves, AGI director of Partners & Alliances. “We are very pleased to offer additional analysis capabilities to users of AGI’s industry leading STK software suite,” adds Mr. Nelson Bonito, Vice President of AER’s Space Weather and Effects Division.
Dr. Rick Quinn, Manager of AER’s Space and Interactions Group, will discuss the algorithms behind SEET on Thursday, October 9 from 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. at the 2008 AGI Users’ Conference. AER will also be exhibiting at the event in the interactive AGI Technology Zone. The conference, being held Oct. 7-9 in the Chicago area, will feature more than 100+ technical seminars, hands-on training sessions, and presentations by AGI subject matter experts, business partners, and real-world software users. For further information, visit www.agiuc.com.
AER has provided advanced science solutions for government and commercial applications since 1977. Our scientists’ interdisciplinary expertise encompasses studies of the Earth and its atmosphere and oceans, space, and the planets. AER’s Space Weather Division provides data assimilative model development, integration, and validation for a broad range of space weather nowcast/forecast applications for assessment of environmental impacts on DoD and commercial satellites, sensors, and other technology assets in space. For more information, visit www.aer.com.
Analytical Graphics, Inc. develops commercial off-the-shelf analysis software for land, sea, air, and space that is relied upon by the national security and space communities in more than 35,000 worldwide installations. AGI’s software includes desktop applications; an embeddable engine; and lightweight component libraries, with a wide range of licensing and pricing options. For additional information about AGI, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or explore www.agi.com
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