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Accelerating Advanced Defense Technology

Ansys simulation solutions speed new technology into service and increase confidence in mission success by predicting real-world performance.

Holding the edge through digital engineering

When it comes to defense technology, an advantage gained today is far more fleeting than in previous generations. That’s why it’s not enough to get ahead; the real imperative is to stay ahead.

The goal is obvious: dramatically accelerate the delivery of new technology. Defense leaders agree, and many have already called for an end to the era of massive platform programs that span decades. Militaries today are demanding systems that support rapidly evolving technology.

Building those kinds of systems, and maintaining and improving them, will require radical change: digital transformation. Simulation solutions from Ansys are essential to digital transformation because they accelerate innovative leaps, reduce costs, and mitigate risks — all of which enable organizations to create better products faster.

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Defense technology trends and applications

Ansys software is integral to many rapidly advancing technologies and can be found serving a vast array of purposes across an equally vast array of industries. To learn more about how our simulation solutions contribute to the technology trends and application areas that are most relevant to the defense industry, check out the pages highlighted here.

Tackling Design Challenges for Hypersonic Vehicles

Hypersonics

Conditions at hypersonic speeds are difficult or even impossible to reproduce under test conditions such as a wind tunnel. Simulation is vital to these technologies. Ansys multiphysics solutions enable you to capture the complex phenomena of hypersonic motion, including strong shocks, plasma, ablation, structural deformation and chemical nonequilibrium. 

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Avionics and Flight Control Systems

Ansys offers a model-based approach for driving the analysis, development, and certification of avionics software. Our solutions provide key safety analysis methods and embedded software development tools that enable you to efficiently ensure functional safety, mitigate cybersecurity threats, and develop certified embedded software. 

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Antenna Design and Placement

Traversing the solar system to survey Pluto. Coordinating close air support for troops in the field. These missions all have one essential thing in common – they rely on communications. When it comes to designing, developing, and deploying communications technology, Ansys offers solutions that simulate everything from the heat of a semiconductor to complete system performance in a fully dynamic RF environment. 

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Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning

Ansys offers solutions that use AI/ML methods to automatically find simulation parameters to improve speed and accuracy simultaneously. This powerful technology can guide early product optimization efforts to help engineers quickly find the best design space based on thousands of parameters. 

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Gas Turbine Simulation

Simulation is vital to designing the next generation of gas turbines. Ansys solutions enable you to optimize your gas turbine design process, minimize overdesign, reduce costs, and accelerate time to market.

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True Digital Transformation With Ansys Software

The challenge

“We must transform how digital engineering is done today in order to move faster than the threats ahead of us. Adversaries know this and are not bogged down with acquisition, development, and political bureaucracies, and move at or faster than commercial pace.”

Brig Gen (Ret.), Steven J. Bleymaier,
CTO for A&D, Ansys

The solution

Ansys simulation solutions enable a true digital transformation: an open ecosystem, a mission-centric alignment across teams, and a connected digital thread to facilitate and hold that alignment.

With an open ecosystem, you can use the best combination of tools for the many jobs across your teams and share the resulting models and data. You can automate tools and the hand-offs that pass models and data between them, too. But this just sets the stage.

Add digital mission engineering to analyze how the product or platform will perform in its operational environment, and you gain insights far beyond requirements validation. Model the world and your systems in motion, and you put the mission at the center of all your life cycle phases — ideation, design, development, test, operations, sustainment.

Finally, when you connect all this data and these models across teams and across life cycle phases, you create an authoritative source of truth that provides continuous validation for the entire product or platform. Now you can see how it will all work out — or won’t.

If all this seems cutting edge, that’s because it is. But in today’s defense industry, your approach must be as innovative as the systems you’re trying to deliver.

Ansys customers take a leap of certainty in defense technology

Simulation is essential to digital transformation in the defense industry. Here are some powerful examples of how Ansys solutions have helped defense customers succeed.

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Aerospace & Defense Webinar Series

These Aerospace & Defense webinars explore how Ansys simulation technology is used by the A&D industry to design and analyze cutting-edge applications.

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Multimodal Synthetic Sensor Data for Safe Flight Operation

Learn how an Ansys-based simulation environment is capable of simulating different sensor modalities (such as visible camera, LiDAR, and RADAR), supported by sensor data acquired in the real world.

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Tackling Design Challenges for Hypersonic Vehicles

Given the extreme costs of flight testing and the limited capabilities of ground-based wind tunnels, computer simulation is a key enabling technology to stay ahead in the design and analysis of hypersonic vehicles. 

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