Accession Number:

ADA230433

Title:

Technical Evaluation Report of the Guidance and Control Panel Symposium (50th) on Computer Aided System Design and Simulation (Systeme de Conception Aide par Ordinateur et Simulation)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

As guidance and control systems have become more complex, the role of computers in their design and development has become increasingly important. The results of simulation have been presented regularly in guidance and control symposia and, to a lesser extent, the use of computer design aids. However, it is considered that a symposium dedicated to a computer aided design and simulation will provide a valuable opportunity to highlight the possibilities, the problems and solutions in this important field. Computer aided design and simulation find applications at all stages of a projects life, starting with the conceptual design phase in which a basic system is defined and its performance evaluated using standard or special purpose design aid tools and simulation software. In the subsequent development of the system the effects of individual components or subsystems such as filters, limiters and other non- linearities, sensor and actuator dynamics, and embedded computer algorithms, are progressively quantified. In the later stages of development and evaluation, the complete system is simulated in sufficient detail to verify system performance against specifications. As system development proceeds, increased emphasis is placed on real time computer simulation, with some or all of the hardware included in the simulation, depending on the phase of the project. Hardware-in- the-loop simulation includes the special case in which a human operator is included. The aim of the symposium was to cover all stages of the development process.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE