EADS North America’s TYX Corp. business unit has been selected to provide the DynaWorks(R) tool for data, management, processing and analysis to the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

DynaWorks(R) will be used by the Greenbelt, Md.-based NASA facility to manage all test data for its Structural Dynamics Test Group, which performs vibration, modal and acoustic testing on a wide range of spacecraft and components — and has supported the U.S. space program for more than 40 years.

The Goddard Space Flight Center made a sole-source award for the DynaWorks'(R) solution, having previously issued a competitive call for bids and determining that no other solution met the near- and long-term requirements for its structural dynamics database system.

The DynaWorks(R) software tool is an industry benchmark for real-time and post-processing of information from any data acquisition system. Its unique Test Center Application provides data management capabilities that lower test costs while optimizing the process of acquiring, analyzing and automatically reporting test data.

“This agreement underscores the capabilities of EADS to support America’s space program, and it comes at a time when NASA is preparing a new generation of launch systems and spacecraft,” said Narayanan Ramachandran, the CEO of TYX. “It also highlights the company’s ability to offer best-value solutions for our country’s leading-edge projects.”

DynaWorks(R) covers a full range of test applications, including structural dynamics, mechanical evaluations, electromagnetic environment assessments, and thermal test and analysis for ground-, air- and space-based systems. This includes space launch vehicles and missiles, military aircraft and weapons, tanks, trucks and other platforms.

Developed by EADS Astrium’s Intespace subsidiary, DynaWorks'(R) tools are based on the company’s 25 years of test experience in the space and aeronautics sectors. DynaWorks(R) systems are in service at more than 300 locations in Europe and Asia, with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s deployment being the first in the United States.

DynaWorks'(R) commercial off-the-shelf Test Center Application is the achievement of several years of shared experiences with customers worldwide in managing the complete test process — from instrumentation to the test report and delivery. The application provides a single graphical interface for all the users, with a unique 64-bit database unit to manage large amounts of data.

One of DynaWorks'(R) recent high-demand uses was in support of Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), which serviced the International Space Station during 2008. DynaWorks(R) provided real-time monitoring and analysis of ATV data throughout the spacecraft’s multi-month mission while docked to the manned orbital facility. This included the transfer of propellant and water supplies, as well as using the ATV’s own propulsion system to boost the International Space Station’s orbital altitude.

About TYX (www.tyx.com)

TYX Corporation, a subsidiary of EADS North America, is a world leader in automatic test equipment (ATE) software and programming tools. In addition to its U.S. marketing responsibility for EADS’ DynaWorks(R) tool for data management, processing, and analysis, the Reston, Va.-based TYX has four main product lines: the PAWS (Professional ATLAS Work Station), TRD (Test Requirements Documents Tool), SigBase and TestBase.

About EADS North America (www.eadsnorthamerica.com)

EADS North America is the North American operations of EADS, the second largest aerospace and defense company in the world. As a leader in all sectors of defense and homeland security, EADS North America and its parent company, EADS, contribute over $10 billion to the U.S. economy annually and support more than 190,000 American jobs through its network of suppliers and services. Operating in 17 states, EADS North America offers a broad array of advanced solutions to its customers in the commercial, homeland security, aerospace and defense markets.