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The advanced modeling, simulation, and analysis capability roadmap vision for engineering
Author(s): Thomas Zang; Mike Lieber; Charles Norton; Karen Fucik
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Paper Abstract

This paper summarizes a subset of the Advanced Modeling Simulation and Analysis (AMSA) Capability Roadmap that was developed for NASA in 2005. The AMSA Capability Roadmap Team was chartered to "To identify what is needed to enhance NASA's capabilities to produce leading-edge exploration and science missions by improving engineering system development, operations, and science understanding through broad application of advanced modeling, simulation and analysis techniques." The AMSA roadmap stressed the need for integration, not just within the science, engineering and operations domains themselves, but also across these domains. Here we discuss the roadmap element pertaining to integration within the engineering domain, with a particular focus on implications for future observatory missions. The AMSA products supporting the system engineering function are mission information, bounds on information quality, and system validation guidance. The Engineering roadmap element contains 5 sub-elements: (1) Large-Scale Systems Models, (2) Anomalous Behavior Models, (3) advanced Uncertainty Models, (4) Virtual TestingModels, and(5) space-based Robotics Manufacture and Servicing Models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 June 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6271, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy II, 627109 (22 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671328
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas Zang, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Mike Lieber, Ball Aerospace (United States)
Charles Norton, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Karen Fucik, Northrop-Grumman (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6271:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy II
Martin J. Cullum; George Z. Angeli, Editor(s)

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