Simulation process and data management environments applicable to space systems 2018-36-0249
For the development of complex systems, concurrent engineering processes are being progressively used to integrate teams responsible for different design disciplines. The volume of data generated by simulation processes in the development of these systems has grown increasingly, which generates problems such as lack of data traceability and reuse, rework and increased project costs. To deal with these problems, specialized systems for simulation process and data management have been developed in recent years. This work presents a literature review of current environments related to simulation process and data management developed by European institutions and the correspondent standards from the European Cooperation for Space Standardization (ECSS). Two of these environments, Remote Component Environment and Virtual Satellite, developed by the German Aerospace Center (DLR), are analyzed in detail, as well as their applicability to organizations which strongly use modeling and simulation and need to manage data and simulation processes in space systems projects. All that suggests that Simulation Process and Data Management (SPDM) systems are increasingly useful and mandatory.