• Feasibility of space tourism with respect to technical, economical and political aspects
  • Multidisciplinary optimization in particular applied to engineering and economical challenges
  • Cost Engineering for space transportation systems and spaceports
  • Cost optimization for current and future space transportation systems (development, production, operations)
  • Efficiency of space organizations and industries
  • Rocket science

Used Tools:

  • TRASIM 2.0 by H.H. Koelle (Multi-Vehicle Space Carrier Fleet Cost Model on an Annual Basis)
  • TRANSCOST 7.0 by D.E. Koelle (Statistical-Analytical Model for Cost Estimation and Economical Optimization of Launch Vehicles)
  • FINANCE 1.0 by R.A. Goehlich (Finance analysis model to determine business performances of expendable and reusable launch vehicles)
  • MoB-Tool 1.0 by R.A. Goehlich (A theory-based decision-supporting process that facilitates make-or-buy decisions for managers)

Used Methods:

  • Pairwise comparison
  • Morphological box
  • Benefit estimation
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Market survey
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Parametrical cost estimation
  • Expert system
  • Profitability analysis
  • Balanced scorecard
  • Case study
  • Process / tool development