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Data Presentation and Visualization

The Data Presentation and Visualization (DPV) team at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) uses various computer simulation methods to provide a visual representation of how complex systems and environments interact. The team assists customers by providing the tools, technologies, and methods that help to represent and better understand problems.  Through this collaborative approach, the DPV team drives technology development and implementation.   


  • Development of tools and services for multi-dimensional (3, 4, +) data control, integration, distribution and preservation.  Share complex data across time and space
  • Modeling and analysis of complex processes to understand interrelationships and optimize for cost, risk and performance
  • DPV can help with many areas, including, for example:
    • Advanced Design
    • Team Collaboration
    • Modeling and Simulation
    • System Interdependency studies
    • 3D Printing
    • Immersive environments/Human Computer Interface


  • VECTR (Virtual Environment Computational Training Resource) is a 3D immersive application being developed for NASA’s Ground Systems Development Organization. It is a virtual-reality (VR) platform designed to assist with developing operational procedures, training and situational awareness; it has been showcased at the 2015 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference, CES 2016 and South By Southwest 2016.
  • DON (The Distributed Observer Network) is a virtual environment where simulation results can be assessed simultaneously by multiple users at multiple locations. DON displays 3D simulations on a user's computer from anywhere in the world.  It has the capability to play pre-recorded simulations forward and backwards in time without set viewpoints.  It has been used for NASA’s Simulation Exploration Experience, a robotic mining challenge in which college students from around the world collaborated on a simulated space mission using distributed high level architecture.
  • “Spaceport KSC” App, a 3-D representation of KSC facilities and land use now and in the future, was developed for NASA KSC. It can be controlled using a touch surface computer or tablet and provides users with detailed information on facilities such as KSC and Cape Canaveral launch sites and systems
  • Virtual Control Panel involves VR head mounted displays that allow the user to interact with a software-generated control panel designed to convert hand gestures into commands, allowing the user to remotely control objects without using physical interface. This capability can be useful in a number of areas, such as hazardous operations in hostile environments, or controlling a robot in space from the ground.

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Ready to explore a partnership, or simply need more information?  Please submit your inquiry to our KSC Facilitator.

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