Welcome to the Systems Analysis and Concepts Directorate at NASA Langley Research Center
Defining the Art of the Possible
The Systems Analysis & Concepts Directorate (SACD) informs decision makers of the art of the possible. We can examine existing systems or define future Architectures, Vehicles, or Operational Concepts across the trade space within a physics-based, multidisciplinary, variable fidelity environment to determine the performance, cost, risk, and schedule feasibility and systems requirements to enable informed technical, programmatic, and budgetary decisions.
From rockets to satellites, robotic precursors to human habitats, UAVs to commercial transports to hypersonic flight, from looking at the airspace we fly in to the air we breathe, SACD is helping move NASA forward.
Space Missions Analysis Branch
Focuses on enabling its customers to make analysis-based decisions in support of human and robotic space missions and architectures.
Aeronautics Systems Analysis Branch
Focuses on inspiring new paths for NASA and the Nation by providing products such as advanced aerospace concept creation.
Vehicle Analysis Branch
Applies multidisciplinary expertise of flight and space transportation systems to innovative solutions.