Digital Mission Engineering Connecting the models to the mission

Competitors and adversaries are rapidly advancing their capabilities and becoming more sophisticated. As a result, the systems that we develop to stay competitive are becoming more complex. And we need to deliver them faster – without sacrificing capabilities or escalating cost.

By adopting a digital mission engineering approach, aerospace and defense professionals can use digital engineering tools at the mission level, creating a persistent digital thread throughout the entire product or system lifecycle.

Learn more about how AGI helps connect model-based engineering to the mission

Digital mission engineering overview

  • Brief Overview of Digital Mission Engineering

    Kevin Flood, AGI’s Vice President of Engineering, discusses some of the engineering challenges facing aerospace and defense organizations and the key role that digital mission engineering plays.

  • The Digital Mission Engineering Stack

    Connecting digital models from the component level to the mission level, using computer-based modeling, simulation, and analysis.

  • What is the Digital Mission Engineering Forum?

    Shashank Narayan, AGI's CTO, gives an overview of what we mean by the term Digital Mission Engineering and gives a small preview of what attendees can expect from our Digital Mission Engineering Forum this fall.

  • How does AGI help enable digital engineering?

    Shashank Narayan, AGI’s CTO, briefly describes why AGI software helps enable digital engineering through digital mission engineering.

  • Creating a Model-based Enterprise with ANSYS and AGI

    Shashank Narayan, AGI’s CTO, talks about the partnership between AGI, creators of Systems Tool Kit, and ANSYS, creators of many pervasive engineering simulation tools, and how this union can help achieve a model-based enterprise through the use of multi-physics environments from the components to the mission level.

  • Getting the mission in MBSE

    Shashank Narayan, AGI's CTO, talks about how to model the mission in your Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) by combining Systems Tool Kit (STK) and Phoenix Integration's Model Center.

  • Digital twins across the lifecycle

    Shashank Narayan, AGI’s CTO, briefly describes using ASI's SOLIS tool and Systems Tool Kit (STK) to bring realistic operations simulation into the design process to create a digital twin of your spacecraft through the program lifecycle.

  • Executable Architectures

    Shashank Narayan, AGI's CTO, quickly discusses executable architectures including multiple tools and behavior modeling as a preview to the Digital Mission Engineering Forum.

DME Forum presentations and panel videos

  • Keynote Address, Columbia, MD, November 19, 2019

    Dr. David Richardson. Associate Branch Head, Instrument and Payload Systems Engineering; NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

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  • Forum introduction slides

    Forum introduction slides (morning session) presented by Kevin Flood, Vice President of Engineering, AGI.

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  • Forum workshop slides

    Forum workshop slides (afternoon session) presented by Josh Reicher, Senior Operational Systems Engineer, AGI.

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  • Keynote presentation slides

    Keynote presentation slides: Ms. Tami Katz; Director of Project Engineering, Sierra Nevada Corporation. Denver, CO, November 1, 2019.

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  • Keynote presentation slides

    Keynote presentation slides: Rear Admiral James H. Rodman, Jr. (retired); Chief Executive Officer, XSITE LLC. Manhattan Beach, CA, November 5, 2019.

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  • Engineering Panel, Columbia, MD, November 19, 2019

    Moderator Shashank Narayan, Chief Technical Officer, AGI. Panelists representing NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Raytheon, Phoenix Integration, ANSYS, and Keysight.

  • Operations Panel, Columbia, MD, November 19, 2019

    Moderator Kevin Flood, VP of Engineering, AGI. Panelists representing Coffelt Strategic Consulting, ANSYS, Advanced Solutions Inc (ASI), RT Logic, and AGI.

  • Engineering Panel, Manhattan Beach, CA, November 5, 2019

    Moderator Shashank Narayan, Chief Technical Officer. AGI. Panelists representing SAIC, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Phoenix Integration, ANSYS, Keysight, and AGI.

  • Operations Panel, Manhattan Beach, CA, November 5, 2019

    Moderator Kevin Flood, VP of Engineering, AGI. Panelists representing, XSITE LLC, Northrop Grumman Corporation, ANSYS, Advanced Solutions Inc (ASI), RT Logic, and AGI.

Connecting MBSE tools: webinars and materials

  • Part 1. Introducing Digital Mission Engineering

    Kevin Flood, AGI’s Vice President of Engineering discusses the importance of the mission model within the digital engineering enterprise, the role of persistent digital model, and the need for a physics-based digital environment.

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  • Part 2. Connecting engineering and mission analysis to systems models

    Jeff Baxter (AGI) and Joshua Edwards (Phoenix Integration) discuss how to connect engineering and mission analysis to systems models from early trade space analysis through operations and sustainment.

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  • Part 3. Developing physics-infused descriptive models with STK and SysML tools like Cameo

    Jeff Baxter (AGI) and Joshua Edwards (Phoenix Integration) discuss how to develop physics-infused descriptive models with STK and SysML tools like Cameo. Descriptive models in SysML tools can take advantage of STK's physics-based modeling and simulation environment using ModelCenter.

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  • Part 4. Extending STK mission models with detailed ANSYS engineering simulation tools

    Jeff Baxter (AGI) hosts Ming Xu, Shawn Carpenter, and Valerio Viti from ANSYS. They discuss and demonstrate extending STK mission models with detailed ANSYS simulation tools, and integrating these models with descriptive models using Cameo and Phoenix Integration Model Center.

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  • Discussing Digital Mission Engineering

    Jeff Baxter (AGI) and Joshua Edwards (Phoenix Integration) discuss Digital Mission Engineering. Follow up to DME Webinar #3 above.