Table of Contents

Welcome to Nominal!

Nominal is a digital engineering platform for complex systems. The backend architecture is designed with the following key functionality in mind:

  • Modular & Extensible: Nominal blends a Message Passing Interface architecture with a visual-scripting interface via the Unreal Engine (Blueprints) to provide a standardized and portable design flow for the creation of complex system-of-system simulations.
  • Domain Agnostic: Originally designed for space, Nominal has been rebuilt from the ground up to provide a full-scale digital world for the modelling & simulation of any complex system or system-of-systems across multiple domains (land, sea, air, space, cyber).
  • Hardware-in-the-Loop: Nominal aims to make integrating your hardware into a full-scale digital world easy. Synchronization to real-time is enabled through software-based clock tracking modules to allow packages to synchronise themselves to one (or more) timeframes.
  • Cross-Language: Nominal uses a Mono backend architecture to enable users to integrate existing simulation modules using a wide range of languages.


Nominal Editor exposes the full power of the Nominal backend architecture to visual scripting, allowing users to create custom components, messages and scenarios within the Unreal Engine. The product allows users to create their own simulation applications that can be exported and executed on a range of platforms.


Nominal Studio is a space-domain platform for constructing spacecraft mission designs and spacecraft blueprints for testing components in orbit. The easy-to-use interface makes it simple to design spacecraft piece by piece and quickly iterate through various designs.



Interested in trying? Visit our website at to create a free account and trial a free trial of Nominal Editor and Nominal Studio.