System Simulation interoperability System Simulation interoperability

Role of this Systems Simulation interoperability activity is to define an A&D strategy in terms of methods and standards to specify, exchange and integrate systems simulation models in the Aerospace and Defence industry.

There are currently a variety of methodologies and standards developed in the industry, including:

  • Airbus Procedure AP2633 used by Airbus in the frame of systems design and Validation and Verification of systems and aircraft.
  • SMP2 developed by the Space industry (ref: ECSS-E-TM-40-07)
  • HLA (High Level Architecture, IEEE Std 1516-2000) used by Defence and Security (C4I for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence), with typical applications found in war rooms.
  • FMI (Functional Mock-up Interface), developed by the Modelica Association, is an emerging standard for complex cyber-physical systems simulation, aiming at standardising the interfaces between models involved in the simulation. 

Beyond FMI, that focuses essentially on model integration (or coupling) aspects, there is a need for shared approaches in regards to model life-cycle management (e.g. model description or “meta data”) and model quality (to ensure sufficient confidence in simulation results – see NASA STD 7009).

People interested by this activity are invited to contact the activity leader: Yves Baudier