Miller Engineering & Research Corporation (MERC) employees have supported many satellite projects over the years and have current focus areas in support of those projects. Our primary areas of focus are:
MERC has extensive experience in systems engineering not only with NASA, but also within the DoD, including the missile defense industry, and with the commercial aircraft industry. MERC can define user requirements, develop A-level requirements, provide specifications, develop sub-system level (B-level) requirements and specifications, and provide work packages to meet these requirements (C-level). MERC is effective at working with the user community, whether scientists or the warfighter, to ensure their requirements are understood and addressed as part of any task we perform. This systems-level approach is built into MERC product deliverables.
MERC has extensive integration and test experience. Much of this was gained within the commercial aircraft industry and within NASA’s sub-orbital sounding rocket program. These programs allowed for a cradle-to-grave experience that all programs follow no matter the level of complexity or program period of performance. The key to success in the integration and test environment is knowing how to proceed when things go wrong, knowing how to effectively evaluate test forensics, and make sound decisions that “do no harm” to the unit or payload under test. Our test experience includes:
MERC’s expertise in structural analysis is forged on work performed for both commercial and government satellite projects. This enables us to efficiently provide high fidelity analysis that can pass rigorous peer review. Our most recent experience includes analysis for the following projects: