發佈日期 2011-08-01


Engineering Simulation for Military Technology

October 24 - 26, 2011, Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner Hotel, Vienna, VA

Expediting RDT&E for Rapid Fielding of Warfighter Capabilities

IDGA’s Engineering Simulation for Military Technology Summit will focus on current RDT&E processes being used within military commands and the role of simulation to improve this.

The Summit will discuss the use of modeling and simulation in the research, development, testing, and engineering phase of capability development. Traditional RDT&E relies on expensive and time consuming product development which requires extensive real-world testing in order to confirm the engineering principles of the product. Advanced simulation will allow RDT&E Commands to increase their product development at a reduced cost and time to fielding.

Gain exclusive insight into topic areas including:

  • Increasing the speed of product development and fielding
  • Requirements from RDT&E commands for simulation programs
  • Reducing costs and increasing productivity within product groups through simulation
  • Current available products and how they can support the directorates mission
  • New industry services and best practices for engineering development

Focus Day: Monday, October 24, 2011

TRACK A: Fielding Military Electronics

TRACK B: Multiphysics Simulations for Real World Applications

As military electronics systems become ever more pervasive, in the first session of this track we will review the application of engineering simulation to specific types of electronic components. The second session will look at the broader context of electronic systems integrated into a deployed platform – in this case an unmanned aircraft system. The discussion will broaden to include the wider requirements of unmanned systems to give the context within which the electronics operates.

The behavior of real world systems is determined by the laws of physics. All of them. Historically, designers and developers have studied the influence of a given sub-set of physics (for example fluids, or thermal, or electromagnetic) on a system’s performance in isolation. This paradigm must change as systems become ever more complex. Only by analyzing a complex system when it is subjected to a real world, multiphysics environment can its performance be truly understood. In this track you will learn about the latest developments in multiphysics engineering simulation and see some case studies of relevance in the area of missile and projectile design.

8:00 AM Registration

8:00 AM Registration

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Engineering Simulation for Military Electronics

All military systems, including the warfighter, face an increasing requirement for communication and sensing systems. As technologies transition from platforms that carry a sensor to a sensor that is the platform, engineering simulation will play a fundamental role. New materials such as composites pose even greater challenges for thermal management, signature and communication. In this session we will review the application of engineering simulation to:

  • Antenna design
  • Antenna/platform interaction
  • Electronic system ruggedization
  • Thermal management
  • Load bearing antennas


Dr. Scott Stanton
Technical Director

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Engineering Simulation in the Real World: Multiphysics Engineering Simulation

Military technology is significantly more complex and integrated than ever before. The trend is for increased complexity. Faced with the competing pressures of weight and mobility versus cost and capability, systems can no longer be analyzed by considering one design parameter in isolation. Technology complexity and interdependency now demands system level, holistic assessment that accounts for interacting physics. In this session we will review how an integrated multi-physics simulation platform can be used to meet the challenge posed by increasing system complexity:

  • Aeroelasticity and flutter (fluid-structure interaction)
  • Electronic – thermal coupling for electronic systems
  • Thermal – structural coupling for thermal stress assessment
  • Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Ship hydrodynamics (fluid-structure interaction)

Learn how the leading edge simulation tools are now able to tackle even the most complex coupled physics problems in a common and integrated user environment.


Dr. Steve Scampoli
Lead Product Manager

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM UAS Focus: Engineering Simulation for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Across all domains (land, sea and air), the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) has shown explosive growth and as their value continues to be demonstrated, this growth shows no sign of slowing. Unmanned systems are essentially a flying platform for advanced electronic systems. However, the UAS industry must address a number of key challenges if it is to satisfy the future roadmap for UAS development and deployment outlined by its major client, the US Department of Defense (DOD), and these challenges have significant implications for the electronics payload. In this session we will:

  • Review industry pressures and trends
  • Map the capabilities of engineering simulation to industry pressures through examples
  • Highlight application case studies and take a look into future developments with specific focus on the integration of electronic components
  • Present a live application example

By attending you will learn how engineering simulation is critical to the success of current and future UAS RDT&E and Acquisition programs and how only through the systematic use of engineering simulation can the real needs of the end user be met.


Dr. Frank Kelecy
Lead Technology Specialist

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Engineering Simulation for Missiles and Projectiles

Engineering simulation plays an important role in many aspects of missile and projectile design. In this session we will demonstrate its application to:

  • Solid rocket motors (bore choking, slag accumulation, nozzle design, grain recession)
  • External aerodynamics
  • Radar cross section
  • Electronic systems and thermal management
  • Lethality
  • Store separation
  • Interior ballistics and fly out
  • Gun system interactions

Learn how multi-physics engineering simulation can enhance the weapons systems of today and accelerate the development of tomorrow’s systems.


Dr. Konstantine Kourbatski
Lead Technical Services Engineer


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