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.
On-Demand Events and Webinars
"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.