A physics-based distributed collaborative design process for military aerospace vehicle development and technology assessment
by Raymond M. Kolonay
International Journal of Agile Systems and Management (IJASM), Vol. 7, No. 3/4, 2014

Abstract: This manuscript presents a design exploration and technology assessment process for military aerospace vehicles. The new process utilises physics-based analyses and a distributed collaborative computational environment to predict vehicle performance which in turn is used in mission level simulations to assess the impact of a given configuration or technology on the combat effectiveness of a system. The new process will be executable within the same time and resource constraints of the traditional process. This enables AFRL technology developers to have a quantifiable and traceable trail of the impact of their technologies on system performance parameters such as weight, lift, and drag into terms that Air Force leadership uses to measure system effectiveness - lethality, survivability, sustainability, and affordability. This leads to well informed decisions concerning technology investment and achievable capabilities.

Online publication date: Fri, 31-Oct-2014

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