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  Have a technology challenge to overcome?
Looking for a cost effective and expedient way to fill gaps in your company’s technical knowledge base?
In need of program management
or strategic planning services?

Areas of Focus
4Frontiers Corporation is a growing space technology company with primary research and product development focus on insitu resource utilization and long term space habitation. We seek to leverage this knowledge base through our consultancy service and assist customers having need of our unique technical capabilities. The company’s consulting capabilities and offered services are detailed below.
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4Frontiers also offers informative entertainment and education consulting services.

For information on 4Frontiers consultant services please contact:
Mark Homnick
[email protected]
Phone: 727-845-4011    Fax: 727-845-4113

Space Facility / Infrastructure: Planning & Design
4Frontiers can provide comprehensive planning & design services to flesh out your space facility, infrastructure or mission concept. These services could include:
  • Detailed conferencing with client to fully define requirements and scope.
  • Appropriate staffing to support unique technical knowledge needed for a particular facility or mission.
  • Program management from project conception through completion.
  • Generation of space and utility matrices, materials lists.
  • Generation of pre-design concepts.
  • Modeling, simulation and analysis.
  • Staging, construction and imlementation schedule and budget analysis.
  • Generation of conceptual artwork and visualizations.
  • Generation of technology development / engineering roadmap.
  • Assessment of intellectual property and potential for technology commercialization.
  • Assembly of produced materials for delivery to and optimal use by our client.
  • Recommendation of follow-on efforts.

Technology / Product Development & Commercialization
4Frontiers can provide a range of services to assist in the design, prototyping, testing and commercialization of your technology concepts and new products, especially those having application to the space environment. Technology areas could include:
  • Resource extraction and utilization systems, including mining, refining and manufacturing
  • Power systems, including RF systems
  • Life support systems
  • Data, control and handling systems
  • Agricultural equipment and support
  • Mechanical & mechatronic engineering, robotic systems, process automation
  • Drilling systems
  • Non-space technology development

Custom or Unique Applications & Systems

Please feel free to contact us with custom or unique applications and systems with which you need assistance. We would be happy to discuss these with you, finding solutions to fit your needs.   

Detailed Consultant Skill Sets
4Frontiers has engaged a strong team of researchers; consisting of scientists and engineers in numerous technical areas. While our network provides access to a range of disciplines and skills not listed here, the following represents the skill sets of technical consultants immediately available to be assigned to your project:
  • Agricultural Sciences – Agronomy, Agriculture, Horticulture, Greenhouse Cultivation, Hydroponics, Soil, Water Treatment/Remediation, Vegetables, Ornamentals, Plant Pathology, Plant Stress, Plant Physiology, Biochemistry, Toxicology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Fertilizer
  • Aquaculture – setup, systems design, operations
  • Artistic Rendering – Including painting, drawing, computer art, and other art forms.
  • Design & Drafting – Mechanical & architectural design, using Solidworks, Inventor, & AutoCad.
  • Electrical Engineering – circuit design, analysis, and testing at radio frequencies for plasma applications, control systems.
  • Engineering technician services – lab experiment setup and data collection, schematic generation, use of test and measurement equipment.
  • Environmental Studies – including environmental impact assessments. Development of nuclear waste disposal systems and sites as well as storage of spent fuel.
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mission Planning – detailed analysis and design of mission.
  • Nuclear Engineering – development of fuel and core concepts for power including control, as well as plant heat transfer systems with particular emphasis on safety issues and safety systems. Regulatory issues.
  • Scientific Writing, Reporting, Technical Editing – Preparation of technical and non-technical papers, reports and presentations, as well as associated editing.
  • Social Sciences – Psychology, social science research design, methodological and statistical analyses, research data organization and management, psychosocial group dynamics assessment, stress, coping and performance assessment, astrosociology (social scientific approach to space activities),  applied astrosociology (applying astrosociological knowledge to practice), general sociology.
  • Software Engineering – software integration, artificial intelligence, spatial (2-D, 3-D) software algorithms, software/project complexity analysis, software simulations (SPH, N-body) and software development (UNIX / Linux, C/C++ / Java / Fortran / IDL / Matlab / CLIPS) 

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Technologies for Earth and Beyond
The technology needs of the expanding space economy will continue to mature and require multidisciplinary experts and teams. The 4Frontiers research and development program adapts and extrapolates well-developed terran technologies as well as new ideas to support emerging space commerce.
4Frontiers can offer development and testing of a wide range of space related activities on Earth using simulation, allowing accurate prototype testing under all conditions except lower gravity. Near-term development will proceed using established mathematical and computer models to compensate for the gravity difference. The 4Frontiers consulting capability will expand into selected breakthrough technologies, private survey missions, and low-gravity testing as the program matures.

"There may be only a brief window of opportunity for space travel during which we will in principle have the capability to establish colonies (which could in turn establish further colonies). If we let that opportunity pass without taking advantage of it we will be doomed to remain on the Earth where we will eventually go extinct." - Richard Gott, "Implications of the Copernician Principle For Our Future Prospects," Nature, 1993
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