The aerospace and defense industry is a highly complex and demanding field, where safety, security, and sustainability are of utmost importance. Altair is at the forefront of addressing these issues. As new challenges and opportunities arise in areas like power system design, electrification, and supply chain management and manufacturing, Altair leverages its expertise in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI) to help organizations navigate this evolving landscape. Altair's simulation technologies allow users to virtually test airframes, engines, and aircraft interiors, while our HPC solutions accelerate design analysis and optimization. Altair's AI capabilities drive intelligent decision-making so we can create a safer, more connected, and more sustainable future.
Digital twins can reduce physical prototypes, optimize designs, and improve sustainability, but they can be tricky to adopt in aerospace and defense because of siloed processes and complex real-time collaboration needs. Altair's digital twin solution addresses these challenges with open, vendor-agnostic simulation, HPC/cloud, and AI/machine learning toolsets for cross-functional collaboration.
In the fast-paced, ever-evolving world of defense, developing new and cutting-edge technologies is crucial. Altair provides advanced simulation and data analytics capabilities that help defense organizations optimize their designs for performance and safety while reducing development time and costs. With these tools, the defense industry can stay ahead of emerging trends and changing requirements.
Aerospace startups are shaking up the market by challenging industry leaders and creating opportunities for agile collaboration with established
enterprises. This collaboration is leading to the faster integration of new, innovative technology into proven systems, driving industry growth and progress.
Altair’s automated design exploration and generation tools help users model and optimize airframe designs for weight, aerodynamics, and safety, while identifying potential design issues before production. Our material modeling solutions, such as Altair® Material Data Center™, also let engineers analyze the behavior of complex materials and optimize their use in airframe design.
Ensuring airframe structure reliability and safety is a top industry priority. Altair's comprehensive solutions optimize airframe designs for safety and reliability, reducing development costs and time to market. Our simulation capabilities model and identify potential
issues, optimizing safety and reliability before production. Additionally, our material modeling solutions improve structural performance
and enhance safety and reliability.
Optimizing the performance and safety of an aircraft requires the optimization of various subsystems that make up the complex system. Altair provides an effective solution to model and optimize interactions between airframes and their various subsystems. By simulating the behavior of an entire aircraft system, engineers can identify and address potential design issues and ensure designs meet desired performance and safety requirements.
The certification process for aerospace products can be the toughest part of an entire product strategy. With Altair® HyperWorks®, our
design and simulation platform, businesses can identify potential issues before physical testing and certification, de-risking the process and reducing time-to-market. By optimizing designs for reliability, safety, and performance, businesses can
ensure that their products meet regulatory requirements while minimizing development costs.
Advanced electronic systems for field communications, targeting systems, threat detection, asset tracking, health monitoring, and theater operations require multiple high-fidelity antennas and interference-free integration within a device or system for optimal performance, reliability, and safety. Altair's antenna design and optimization solution addresses these challenges with advanced capabilities for installed antenna performance, virtual flight and drive testing, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), scattering, radiofrequency interference, radio and radar coverage, and spectrum management.
As electronic devices become increasingly complex, printed circuit boards (PCBs) are facing design and manufacturing challenges, including higher densities, smaller sizes, and more specialized teams. Additionally, sequential design flows using different software tools and databases can increase revision checks and design iterations, resulting in higher costs and delayed product releases. Altair's collaborative PCB design review solution offers automatic design verification that helps organizations accelerate time to market while reducing development and manufacturing costs.
In electronic systems, excessive heat can result in thermal issues like hot spots and stress. Altair's thermal analysis solution simulates heat transfer to identify potential thermal issues, improving system performance, reliability, and safety.
Complexity in modern aeronautical and defense electrical systems is accelerating. Altair's smart electronic system visualization solution provides dynamic visualizations of critical electrical information to tackle development and service challenges. With this solution, users can easily access real-time electrical system data, including structures, connectivity, functions, and component attributes from digital twins – enabling quick, accurate diagnostics. Guided automated diagnostics accelerates development speed, debugging, and service operations, enhancing efficiency and improving product quality. Learn More
NASA-JPL engineers adopt Altair® EEvision™ electronic system visualization software to help develop their Europa, Psyche, and Mars Sample Return interplanetary space missions. JPL develops complex electrical systems and wire harness designs for its space missions and programs. Capturing requirements and implementing designs for these complex electrical systems is a highly iterative and cyclical process. JPL selected EEvision to help implement a model-based, requirements-driven process to improve the development processes for these missions and future projects.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered by Machine Learning (ML) can be used to improve product development and enterprise decision-making in the aerospace industry. Altair's solutions make it possible for you to use AI/ML without writing code, so you don't have to understand how the math methods work behind the scenes.
In this webinar, we discussed concrete and applicable AI/ML solutions that can help you:
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Altair SimSolid addresses these major roadblocks by providing a truly modern and revolutionary solution by generalizing FEA theory with “external approximations” methodology. Join this webinar to hear from Joshua Pennington, Sr. Technical Account Manager, and learn about the benefits SimSolid is bringing to the aerospace and defense industries.
The aerospace and defense industry relies heavily upon advanced electronic systems for field communications, control, targeting, threat detection, asset tracking, health monitoring, and theater operations. These advanced electronic systems often require multiple, high-fidelity antennas. Those antennas, in turn, require interference free integration for maximum signal strength and reliability.