The Best Friend You Never Knew You Had

Do you ever feel lost in your analysis? Do you wish you had someone to help you remember why this facility was placed in that location? What this coverage definition is attempting to show? Why that modulation scheme was used in this scenario? Where you got that data and why you used it?

The someone you’ve been looking for has been here the whole time, you probably just didn’t realize that they were there. They’re ready to take notes, record sources, log helpful hints, and store data. They’re searchable and available for all aspects of STK. They’re your best friend, the Long Description.

Longy, as their friends call them, is a text box that is a property of every object within STK, including the scenario. This text box is a place to write any information you want to about the object, where you found the data to build the object, and cite sources. You can keep notes on what has been done and what still needs done. You can use this field to summarize your findings to keep track of the analysis conclusions. You can also track proprietary or classified aspects of the objects.

Longy helps you remember all the things you want to know about each object or scenario. You just have to spend a moment of time telling them the things you want them to remember. Write it down for them and they’ll keep it safe. It’s the least they could do for their best friend, you.


Orbit Determination Tool Kit (ODTK)

Process tracking data and generate orbit ephemeris with realistic covariance.

Systems Tool Kit (STK)

Modeling and simulation software for digital mission engineering and systems analysis.

Test and Evaluation Tool Kit (TETK)

Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of test and evaluation activities.