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Future Multi-Domain Defence, Civil and Space Platforms

We'll address the challenges of an integrated approach to air, space, maritime, and land systems now and in the future.

This 1-day event brings together professionals from civil and defence sectors in aerospace, maritime, and space along with Ansys experts and specialist partners, clients, and systems integrators, who will present best-in-class approaches to meeting the ever-increasing demands of future multi-domain platforms, critical infrastructure, and threat mitigation.

July 6,  2023 
9 AM - 5 PM BST 

Aerospace Bristol, UK

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Focusing on next generation integrated air, land, maritime and space requirements, this summit addresses the multi-domain challenges from the lowest level of engineering design through systems, advanced communications, multi-domain platforms and full mission planning, taking into account potential threats and scenarios that can only be simulated.

This 1-day event brings together professionals from civil and defence sectors in aerospace, maritime and space along with Ansys experts and specialist partners, clients and systems integrators, who will present best in class approaches to meeting the ever-increasing demands of future multi-domain platforms, critical infrastructure and threat mitigation.

We will discuss an integrated approach to the following challenges:

  • Addressing the challenges of new space including mission analysis and design, flight dynamics for large constellations, space situational awareness, and subsystem modelling utilizing high-fidelity design tools.

  • Streamlining the design and operations of complex next-generation air systems including intelligent UAV swarms and 6th generation challenges such as multi-disciplinary analysis and optimization. 

  • How model based system engineering and multi-discipline platform simulation is the enabler for success from initial concept to through-life support for multi-vendor, international programmes.

  • How a digital twin strategy increases long term effectiveness by optimising resilience, improving robustness and controlling entire system lifecycle costs.

  • Highly efficient processes for development, test and integration of critical embedded software and HMI’s to the highest levels of certification.

  • Addressing functional safety, cybersecurity and safety standards, using a model based integrated approach, covering failure mode effect analysis, fault tree analysis, threat analysis and risk assessment.

  • Addressing the challenges raised by the introduction of autonomy and AI in mission-driven and safety-critical aerospace and defence applications.

Who should attend

Any organisation involved in the strategy, design, development and support of next generation air, land, maritime and space systems. We welcome directors, managers, engineering design and operations specialists seeking to address the challenges mentioned above.



08:30 - 09:00    
09:00 - 09:05Welcome         
09:05 - 09:20Introduction and Overview  - David Henderson, Ansys
09:20 - 09:40The Ansys Mission: Enabling Digital Engineering across Multi-Disciplinary Teams and Organisations - Will Marsden, Ansys
09:40 - 10:30Modeling and Simulation to Support the Digital Mission Engineering Environment  - Alexandre Luc, Ansys and Stephen Thomas, Parsons
10:30 - 11.00BREAK
11:00 - 11:30Engineering Challenges in Future Combat Systems - John Golledge, Leonardo
11:30 - 12:20 Why The Safety Case should not be an Afterthought in System Design -  John Golledge, Leonardo
Integrated Modular Safety and Reliability Analysis Applied to a UAV Example - Bernhard Kaiser, Ansys
12:20 - 13:00Autonomous and Mission Critical  Software Development in Future Systems -  Bernard Dion, Ansys
13:00 - 14:00LUNCH
 Track 1: Digital Mission EngineeringTrack 2: System Engineering & Design
14:00 - 14:40

Introduction and Overview to Digital Mission Engineering - David Henderson, Ansys

Accelerating New Space Mission Planning and Delivery - Cheaper, Better, Faster - Space Leicester, METEOR Programme

Scade One: The All New Ansys Offering for Model-Based Embedded Software Development - Vincent Rossignol,  Ansys
14:40 - 15:10BREAK
15:10 - 15:40 STK for Space Mission Design - Kamran Memon, AnsysModel-Based Test Strategy for Embedded Software - Steven Blyth, Ansys
15:40 - 16:10Next Generation Fighter - Mission Performance Analysis with STK - Roberto Gemma, AnsysWhy A Virtual System Model and Digital Twin Strategy Should be Part of Your System Design - Edward Carman, Ansys
16:10 - 16:30Closing Forum and Panel Discussion