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Automated design optimization and trade studies using STK scenarios
Author(s): Mark Anthony Rivera; Jennifer Hill
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Paper Abstract

Optimizing a constellation of space, air, and ground assets is typically a man-in-the-loop intensive and iterative process. Designers must originate a few baseline concepts and then intuitively explore design variations within a large multi-dimensional trade space. To keep the search manageable, options and variations are often severely limited. There is a clear advantage to automate, in an intelligent and efficient manner, this search for optimal design solutions. Such automation would greatly open the analyzable options, increasing insight, improving solutions, and saving money. For this reason, Boeing has initiated a software application that automates STK® scenarios and intelligently searches for optimal solutions. Now in the post-prototype stages of development, “AVA” has provided extremely valuable solutions and insight into several space-based architectures and their proposed payloads. This paper will discuss the current state of the AVA tool, methods, applicability, and the potential for future growth.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5799, Modeling, Simulation, and Verification of Space-based Systems II, (19 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.602259
Show Author Affiliations
Mark Anthony Rivera, Boeing Co. (United States)
Jennifer Hill, Boeing Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5799:
Modeling, Simulation, and Verification of Space-based Systems II
Pejmun Motaghedi, Editor(s)

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