We agreed to a contract worth $30,000
to develop prototype visual system taking input from the complex
model. This visual system would automatically generate the recommended
We did not stop at just satisfying the need
of the customer. We added a feature that allowed a person to change
the parameters and immediately see the visual changes. This feature
cost us less than two engineering days to include into the prototype.
We scheduled a meeting prior to the final
sign off on the project. The purpose of this meeting was to demonstrate
the status of the project.
The timing of our meeting was during the
launch of John Glen's return to space. As a result there were a
number of decision makers on-base. Our application was a huge hit
and our NASA sponsor received an incredible amount of attention.
NASA KSC purchased three software licenses
of the product used to develop the solution (totaling over $270,000).
Our small services project turned into a profitable license sale.