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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) uses uDraw(Graph) to analyze structure of prototype NGST mirror control software

uDraw(Graph) is playing an important role in the development of prototype software for NASA's Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST). NGST, a powerful space telescope, will replace the highly successful Hubble Space Telescope and is scheduled for launch in 2010. Goal of the observation of NGST is to explain the first stars and galaxies in the Universe and to find an answer to the fundamental question for the shape of the Universe.


JPL engineers are using uDraw(Graph) as one component of a system that extracts design artifacts from existing research software that is used to support mirror control experiments for NASA's NGST program. This design information, typically in the form of function call trees, will be helpful in defining requirements for a new version of the mirror control software that will be suitable for integration into the NGST ground system.

Furthermore NASA organization JPL chooses our software to visualise automatically and very quickly complex software structures with around 800 nodes. With the layout program uDraw(Graph) the researchers have a professional tool in use.