On-Demand Events and Webinars
In this webinar, Josh Reicher discusses pervasive simulation across the engineering life cycle using Ansys Minerva with STK, Moxie, and Cameo to connect tools, data, and teams. This combination provides traceability, versioning, and insights across your entire digital thread. Josh discusses his work leading AGI’s digital engineering lab, pushing the boundaries of what our software can do and exploring the tool-to-tool integration necessary to build a model-based systems engineering infrastructure.
In this webinar, Vineet Kochar demonstrates modeling a high-fidelity phased array antenna from Ansys HFSS in STK's mission environment. As the mission scenarios are played out, the dynamic geometry between the aircraft and ground vehicles drives the pointing for the phased array antenna. Using STK’s plugin architecture, you can query HFSS for any beam steering necessary to accomplish the mission; this enables you to ensure that the array is adequately designed for the mission requirements.
In this webinar, Mo Syed provides an overview of a new Fluent Aero feature (available in preview) that evaluates the lift and drag curves of an airfoil design and exports an STK Aviator performance model associated with that wing. Using this capability, you can transfer aerodynamic characteristics directly into STK mission scenarios and understand design impacts on operational performance.
In this webinar, Jake Gremer uses STK to evaluate the bounding box of requirements for a small UAV design exercise. By defining the mission concepts early in STK, you can understand characteristics based on the operational objectives rather than arbitrarily selected requirements. Directly link your executable mission models to Ansys Mechanical to reevaluate as designs evolve to continually validate design modifications.
In this webinar, Noah Ingwersen highlights STK’s ability to link satellite environments to the thermal analysis capabilities of Ansys Mechanical. Satellites present different faces to dominant heat sources depending on their operational orbit and attitude. You should consider the direction of the heat sources, the size and shape of the satellite, and the shadows that geometry creates. Noah demonstrates how connecting STK and Ansys Mechanical enables you to consider this heat flux at a new level of fidelity.
In this webinar, Justin Williams demonstrates how to use Systems Tool Kit and HFSS to design a high fidelity antenna for a satellite. Justin shows you how to iterate antenna placement based on satellite body interactions and measure the antenna placement against mission goals of ground communications in urban environments and valleys.
In this webinar, Andrew Arnold demonstrates how you can connect mission outcomes to detailed engineering simulations using STK, Ansys Fluent, and Ansys Model Center. Andrew uses these software tools to compute the landing position of a crewed vehicle on its reentry from space, and shows you how you can use these computations to plan your recovery operation.
Cody Short, lead developer of STK Astrogator, gives an overview of its capabilities. Used for over two decades by space professionals, STK Astrogator provides everything mission planners need to develop, optimize, and validate flight-ready trajectory solutions while revealing mission-critical insights that can decrease overall program costs.
Dr. Jim Woodburn talks about challenges facing mission designers and satellite operators in the looming era of megaconstellations. Key concepts are highlighted through sample analyses and visualization using the Satellite Collection feature of STK (available for preview in STK 12.2 with a special license).
Learn how to detect and track objects from synthetic scenes generated with EOIR. Applications engineer, Austin Claybrook, walks through how to generate, process, and use the images to drive tracking behavior. This webinar utilizes STK's open API to drive the process in Python. Examples include rocket launches, hypersonic glide vehicles, and RPO missions.
As part of the 2021 Astrogator Summit, AGI technical director Doug Cather discussed how you can radically improve the efficiency of rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO) mission planning using STK Astrogator. Join us March 17 for Doug's presentation from the Summit demonstrating the advanced capabilities that Astrogator adds to Systems Tool Kit (STK) — such as advanced force modeling and maneuver targeting.
Creating MBSE architectures without validating them against mission requirements can lead to failed proposals and costly rework. Join us on March 3 to learn about AGI’s newest product, Moxie, which uniquely facilitates the execution of SysML behavioral models. Find out how you can transform your SysML models into executable architectures that you can analyze and validate in STK.
We compiled the resources from our Digital Engineering Air Systems Showcase to review at your convenience.
AGI’s Orbit Determination Tool Kit (ODTK) provides orbit determination and analysis support for satellites and their tracking systems. Tom Johnson covers basic ODTK concepts and provides real-world scenarios to familiarize you with its capabilities.
AGI's Joe Murphy and Kyle Kochel discuss and demonstrate how application of TETK's mission-centric capabilities can help validate test plans, increase awareness during test execution, and accelerate post-test data analysis.
Digital prototypes are used to design, test, operate, and maintain a system throughout its life cycle. AGI senior systems engineer Josh Reicher explains how implementing the Design Reference Mission in an ecosystem of commercially available software tools (including STK, ModelCenter, Ansys tools, SysML) enables the evolution of your digital prototypes.
Digital engineering is necessary, but not enough. A persistent mission model is essential to recognizing the full value of the digital engineering enterprise. And a physics-based, multi-domain software environment is essential for building true digital twins at both the platform and the mission level.
Join AGI and our partners for a virtual forum that will explore real-world experiences with implementing digital engineering and extending it to the mission level — from design and testing to operations and analysis.
"Information superiority — even if you have just one sentence more of information than your opponent — that can be the difference between life and death." — Abir Ray, CEO, Expression Networks
In our September 2020 webinar, “Electro-magnetic Battle Management,” Mr. Ray put the stakes of dominating the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum environment to AGI’s Brendan Houlton in simple, powerful terms. But how do you adapt to such a rapidly evolving operational domain? Digital mission engineering is one essential approach.
In this new webinar, our second on the EM spectrum environment, AGI’s Kathryn Lane will demonstrate how the flexibility to “dial” the fidelity of your modeling — one of the signature capabilities of digital mission engineering software — can accelerate your work at every phase of a system’s life cycle. We’ll review practical examples of what this looks like for EM analysis, including modeling the effects of terrain in the RF environment.
Please join AGI and Expression Networks for a discussion about the current and future operational considerations for electro-magnetic battle management (EMBM) operations. Abir Ray, Chief Executive Officer of Expression Networks, will share his experience and insights from working hand in hand with the Department of Defense to support critical EMBM operations within the Defense Spectrum Organization (DSO) / Joint Spectrum Center (JSC).
We’ll talk about how technology is shaping today’s fight and where the US and its allies stand in terms of supporting spectrum operations. We’ll also look at what needs to change to ensure that the U.S. maintains a strong leadership position in the radio frequency domain.
Tune in to this on demand webinar to learn more about six key interest areas for today's space professionals.
- Connecting your models to your mission
- Rendezvous and proximity operations
- Cubesat mission design
- Space situational awareness
- Phased array radar design
- Lunar space applications
Shrinking timelines and increasingly complex systems demand a revolutionary approach to test and evaluation (T&E). Join AGI and Keysight to learn how organizations that design and deploy cyber-physical systems can charge ahead of competitors by adopting a digital mission engineering ecosystem. Using existing digital engineering processes and tools, you can perform mission-based T&E activities at every phase of the life cycle.
- Improve collaboration between system architects, developers, and test and verification personnel.
- Build a common, mission-driven test infrastructure that enables you to “dial” the fidelity from the individual component level to a system of systems.
- Evaluate performance against mission objectives in an operational context.
AGI Systems engineer Mo Syed analyzes a hypersonic system, including trajectory design, thermal analysis, and communication linkages. An example of digital mission engineering across the life cycle.
Learn about high-level constellation architecture design with STK and how to extend your analysis with programming languages such as Python. Discussion to include analyzing different constellation architectures using the Constellation Wizard python extension and multi-hop link routing selection based on light-time delay and node latency using the Routing Wizard Python extension.
The physics-based, digital design reference mission (and why you need it).
Are you ready to learn how to substantially accelerate the engineering life cycle?
This webinar is about the core component of digital mission engineering — a physics-based, digital design reference mission. We’ll discuss everything you need to know about it:
- What it is, when it’s used (hint, always), and why you need it
- Why it’s essential that it’s physics-based
- Why it must be digital
We’ll go in-depth and explain how to combine descriptive and physics-based models to create a design reference mission, and then validate consistency with it across the life cycle. To do this, we’ll reference AGI’s Systems Tool Kit (STK) as a common environment for the design reference mission — one that provides a platform for integration and collaboration across organizational boundaries.
In the world of digital engineering, it's a rare-to-never moment that you find exactly the right software product for your needs. Usually, you're forced to choose between a tool that doesn't quite fit or a tool that offers too much. Both options are frustrating and inefficient. You might be tempted to develop your own tool, but you're probably underestimating what that will take. Building a custom solution squanders effort in the form of non-recurring engineering development, quality assurance, and future maintenance.
With user interface plugins for Systems Tool Kit (STK), you can design focused workflows to do just about any job. Take full advantage of STK's broad platform of capabilities without cluttering the scene with functions that you don't need. Limit your testing and maintenance to your plugin while AGI maintains and improves everything else. In this webinar, we'll explore the development acceleration possibilities of this extensive option for STK.
John Carrico and Mike Loucks from Space Exploration Engineering join Jim Woodburn from AGI to discuss different trajectories and strategies for getting to the moon. They cover Apollo-type transfers, transfer to a Near Rectilinear Lunar Orbit like those being considered for the Lunar Gateway, and ballistic lunar transfers that could be useful for transferring cargo to the lunar system. Descriptions of the trajectories are augmented with discussion of force modeling and navigation considerations.
AGI technical director Doug Cather will discuss how you can radically improve the efficiency of Rendezvous and Proximity Operations (RPO) mission planning. Because of their complexity and the exceptional precision that they require, RPO missions can be plagued with inefficiencies in the planning stage. A digital mission engineering (DME) approach can accelerate this stage. Doug will demonstrate the advanced capabilities — such as spacecraft trajectory modeling and maneuver planning — that the STK Astrogator module adds to our DME platform, Systems Tool Kit (STK).
50 years ago, the flight and ground crews of Apollo 13 overcame formidable obstacles to return three imperiled astronauts safely to Earth after an onboard explosion. 20 years ago, AGI and our partner, Space Exploration Engineering (SEE), analyzed the mission data. What we found was startling.
Lunar missions differ from missions in the near-Earth environment in many ways. This webinar will provide an overview of the challenges of designing and operating lunar missions, including:
- the use of different reference frames
- trajectory design options
- the effects of the geometry in the Earth-Moon system on spacecraft visibility and navigation.
Please join John Carrico and Mike Loucks of Space Exploration Engineering and Jim Woodburn from AGI for the first in a series of webinars covering lunar missions.
Tom Johnson, Vice President of Innovation at AGI, discusses options for using onboard GNSS/GPS receivers to determine a spacecraft’s orbit. He reviews the pros and cons of the data processing options that a satellite operator has with a typical satellite, including examples of real-world data sets.
AGI Systems Engineer Selby Stout discussed rendezvous and proximity operations planning using STK.
- Notional example mission to inspect damaged GEO satellite
- Using Astrogator to design mission
- Using STK Analysis Workbench to address complex mission constraints
- Using the STK API with MATLAB to verify requirements
AGI Systems Engineer Austin Claybrook discusses large constellation analysis in STK.
- Python code for importing large constellations from CelesTrak to STK
- Streamlining large constellation data import from various sources
- Begin doing data analysis in manageable chunks
Austin uses notional data and publicly available Starlink data for illustration purposes.
AGI systems engineers Mo Syed and Lauren McManus talk with Adam Pederson who demonstrates AGI's Test and Evaluation Tool Kit (TETK). TETK is used by the flight and evaluation industry, but is also great of any STK user with external data that they want to bring into an STK scenario for analysis and visualization.
- Used in any domain for any STK object, not just aircraft
- Flexible data import and quick analysis
- Pre-flight or post-flight analysis
Adam walks through everything needed to get up and running with TETK, from loading initial data to using radar return data within STK's 3D globe.