Simulation and Systems Engineering: Lessons Learned 2019-01-1331
Aerospace projects live a long time. Around the turn of the century NASA first began to discuss multi-decadal projects with respect to the tools, methods, infrastructure and culture necessary to successfully establish outposts and bases both on the Moon as well as in adjacent space. A decade later the Mars discussion was multi-generational with planning milestones 50 years in the future. Simulation in the different forms has become very important for this multi-decadal projects and we will have to see ways to create formats and views which can stand time.
This paper will share and discuss challenges, tools, methods, plans, successes and unmet goals associated with development of such systems and simulation. It will include: success cases, new methods, architectures and norms; as well as capabilities and methods that enabled success, those that did not and a possible way forward. In addition, it will briefly discuss re-using and sharing multi-generational information.
Michael Conroy, Luis Rabelo
Florida Space Institute, University of Central Florida