The Complex Aerospace Systems Exchange tackles some of the most important system development issues facing aerospace chief engineers, program managers, and systems engineers today, such as minimizing cost overruns and delays and mitigating late test failures.
Track 1: Complex Systems Development
Society is challenged by the need to successfully develop increasingly complex and critical aerospace systems that meet stakeholders’ needs within planned budgets and schedules. This track will focus on large system development activities from the establishment of requirements through the conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design phases, to address challenges faced by chief engineers and systems engineers working to develop Complex Aerospace Systems.
Track 2: Integration, Test, and Verification of Complex Systems
Pressure to conduct affordable development programs requires that the integration of complex systems must be planned to significant detail well in advance of detailed design. This includes strategies to design and mature models, databases, simulations, and test equipment to support program needs that extend from bench testing of prototypes through flight testing on multiple ranges.
Track 3: Program Management to Achieve Robust and Resilient Systems
Complex aerospace systems require program management strategies and integrated planning tools to coordinate the activities of technical teams from multiple organizations that are physically separated but closely networked to work collaboratively and share common databases. Programs to develop and support commercial and military aircraft, spacecraft, energy systems, and UAVs are each subject to unique policy and regulatory issues. Managing the technical and direct support aspects in the development and operation of complex aerospace systems will be the focus of this track. Other dimensions of managing complex systems in Track 3 will include the management and integration of business operations, logistics issues, and workforce infrastructure.