WHO WE ARE
The Environmental Project Engineering Section (EPE) of the Environmental Test Engineering and Integration Branch (ETE&I), Code 549.
Our team is composed of electrical, mechanical and environmental test engineers who provide a technical interface between flight projects and the ETE&I test facilities.
Please contact the EPE if you anticipate the need for spacecraft, system or subsystem integration or testing facilities at GSFC.
WHAT WE DO
We support in-house and out-of-house GSFC projects by providing an interface between the project and the ETE&I Facilities.
We provide environmental test engineering support for your project from concept to launch.
HOW WE DO IT
We assign an Environmental Project Engineer to each project as a member of the project team, who provides the interface between the project and the ETE&I facilities.
We work with you to identify the test requirements, the required test facilities and to coordinate contacts with ETE&I test engineers.
We work with ETE&I test managers to develop cost estimates for your overall test program.
We review safety evaluation plans and provide them to the appropriate ETE&I test manager for test approval and planning.
We create Work Directives (WDs) for your approval which provide the funding for performing the I&T tasks.
We coordinate your schedule with the overall ETE&I schedules to help in test facility planning and identify schedule conflicts between projects.
We monitor test progress and I&T costs.
We serve on Source Evaluation Boards/Tech Panels.
We develop and review statements of work for RFPs.
HOW MAY WE ASSIST YOUR PROJECT
We can assist in your proposal effort, by providing environmental test and integration inputs tailored to your project requirements.
We can assist in developing an Environments Specification for the different phases of your mission.
We can provide Environmental Test Project Management for your project by:
||Helping you plan your activities at Goddard, including tests, test schedules, facilities, identifying unique data requirements, power requirements, potential safety hazards.
|| Providing a single point-of-contact for environmental test and integration activities.
||Creating Work Directives (WDs) to provide approved funding for the facility activities.
||Monitoring project expenditure in the I&T facilities and provide you with timely reports. We can monitor progress of the I&T activities for you and help resolve conflicts with other potential users.