ANSYS – through a new partnership with global mission simulation leader, Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) – has begun integrating mission analysis into its engineering design process. The work is expected to enable satellite, aerospace, and defense customers to create more precise and reliable modeling and mission simulations with greater accuracy for complex scenarios.
Currently, systems engineers leverage parametric or reduced-order models to build out large-scale mission and system simulations that incorporate electronic, fluid, and mechanical components. But next-generation physics-based modeling can be used to create component models with improved fidelity, precision, and dependability to enable more sophisticated levels of simulation and systems-of-systems simulation. This approach can be applied to situations like aircraft missions that are conducted in contested airspace and satellites orbiting the Earth.
AGI and ANSYS are streamlining processes and interfaces by incorporating highly accurate, ANSYS-generated engineering physics component models within complete, large-scale mission simulation scenarios in AGI's multi-domain mission analysis software, Systems Tool Kit (STK).
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