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 Space Research Institute

Organizational attachment

KACST Vice-president of Research Institutes


Mission Statement

To conduct applied research & implement projects & programs in space & aviation science, in order to transfer & localize related technologies & serve developmental plans in the Kingdom

Responsibilities
1 To supervise affiliated centers & coordinate among them
2 To identify the issues affecting space & aviation science research
3 To plan & implement space & aviation  applied research & programs, review obtained results & notify relevant bodies of the results
4 To implement high technologies related to space & aviation science that serve the transfer  localization of technologies in the Kingdom
5 To regulate & activate cooperation between the institute & other bodies through joint programs meant to develop remote sensing, geographical information systems, laser, digital studies, aviation technologies & satellite applications.
6 To coordinate with specialized international organizations the implementation of joint programs & the exchange of expertise in space & aviation science, in coordination with the International Cooperation Administration
7 To develop a scientific national database of space & aviation science, in coordination with the General Information Administration
8 To provide technical & scientific consultation to other bodies in issues related to the institute’s activities
9 To provide the appropriate research environment for areas falling within the interests of the institute
10 To propose an HR & work methods development program in the institute in conjunction with the  Management Development Administration
11 To suggest an organization plan for scientific activities falling within the institute’s scope in conjunction with related departments
12 To submit periodic reports on the institute’s activities
13 To submit the annual budget proposal of the institute
14 Any other tasks assigned to the institute within its domain

 

 Associated Centers:

1- Satellite Technology Center

    Objective
    To transfer & localize  industrial satellite technologies

    Tasks
    1 To design & develop optical & radar sensors systems
    2 To erect ground communication stations to receive/send information
    3 To conduct applied research & studies on satellite technology
    4 To develop a national information database for satellite technology
    5 To provide consultation to other bodies on satellite technology
    6 To suggest appropriate programs to develop the center’s HR
    7 To periodically report on the center’s activities
    8 To submit the annual budget proposal of the center
    9  Any other tasks assigned to the center related to satellite technology

2- Aviation Technology Center

    Objective
    To transfer & localize aviation technology, & conduct specialized applied research & studies & develop a specialized scientific database for aviation technology

    Tasks
    1 To implement specialized projects to develop aviation technologies
    2 To conduct applied research & studies on aviation technology
    3 Coordinate with government bodies to identify the general needs of the Kingdom in aviation technology
    4 To help government bodies in their project, as to ensure the optimal transfer of technology
    5 To provide consultation to other bodies on aviation technology
    6 To suggest appropriate programs to develop the center’s HR
    7 To periodically report on the center’s activities
    8 To submit the annual budget proposal of the center
    9  Any other tasks assigned to the center related to aviation technology

 

3- Digital Studies Center

    Objective
    Conduct applied & scientific research using digital simulation technologies, provide consultation & technical support to related bodies

    Tasks
    1 To conduct applied research & studies using digital modeling & simulation in fluid dynamics (computational fluid dynamics (CFD))
    2 Design & analysis in different scientific & applied areas
    3 Supply high capacity computer services, support networks services & specialized software, providing technical & technological support in the management & operation of this service
    4 To create a database using high capacity & performance computers
    5 To provide consultation to other bodies on issues related to the center’s scope of interest
    6 To suggest appropriate programs to develop the center’s HR
    7 To periodically report on the center’s activities
    8 To submit the annual budget proposal of the center
    9  Any other tasks assigned to the center related to digital studies

4- Laser Applications Center

    Objective
    Conduct laser applied & scientific research to develop laser technologies in various fields, & solve problems resulting from the use of such technologies

    Tasks
    1 To conduct applied research & studies on laser
    2 To create a national database on laser technology
    3 To train & develop national HR on laser technologies
    4 To provide consultation to other bodies on issues related to the center’s scope of interest
    5 To suggest appropriate programs to develop the center’s HR
    6 To periodically report on the center’s activities
    7 To submit the annual budget proposal of the center
    8 Any other tasks assigned to the center related to laser technology

5- GIS Center (Geographic Information Systems)

    Objective
    Conduct laser applied & scientific research on GIS, develop GIS according to the needs of relevant bodies, & create a national geographic database

    Tasks
    1 To conduct applied research & studies on GIS
    2 To consider the unification of the national standards & specifications of GIS, & set the regulations & controls of information exchange & update
    3 To develop various models of GIS & implement joint projects with related bodies
    4 To coordinate with other bodies the creation of an information exchange network according to specific terms & specifications.
    5 To provide consultation to other bodies on GIS related issues
    6 To suggest appropriate programs to develop the center’s HR
    7 To periodically report on the center’s activities
    8 To submit the annual budget proposal of the center
    9 Any other tasks assigned to the center related to GIS

 

6- Saudi Center for Remote Sensing

    Objective
    Receive, provide & distribute space related information to other bodies, & conduct remote sensing applied research to help with the Kingdom’s development efforts.

    Tasks
    1 Receive space information through satellites
    2 Analysis & production of space photos
    3 Conduct applied research & studies on remote sensing
    4 Implement joint projects with relevant beneficiary parties
    5 Promote scientific awareness on remote sensing in coordination with the General Administration of Publishing & Scientific Awareness
    6 Offer consultation to other bodies on remote sensing
    7 Suggest appropriate programs to develop the center’s HR
    8 Periodically report on the center’s activities
    9 Submit annual budget proposal of the center
    10 Any other tasks assigned to the center relate to remote sensing

 

7- Commercial Office

    Objective

    Activate & organize the cooperation of the institutes with other bodies to help enhance, manufacture & market specialized related technologies

    Tasks
    1 Market space photos & products
    2 Participate in the implementation of the institute’s research & applied research
    3 Promote technological awareness of the institute’s areas of research by participating in specialized seminars & expositions in coordination with related departments.
    4 Coordinate with other bodies to implement specialized technological projects & offer technical consultation
    5 Increase  financial resources
    6 Suggest appropriate programs to develop the office’s HR
    7 To periodically report on the office’s activities
    8 To submit annual budget proposal of the center
    9 Any other tasks assigned to the center relate to remote sensing