Hypersonic weapon defense system prioritized by DoDNews
August 07, 2019
PITTSBURGH, Pa. To engineer the U.S. military?s next-generation missile defense system, Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) and ANSYS are incorporating high-fidelity, multiphysics simulations with multi-domain mission-level modeling into early stages of missile defense system development. This could enable warfighters to combat high-speed, highly maneuverable hypersonic weapons.
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has made counter-hypersonics a priority. To rapidly find, track, and eliminate these threats, systems for missile defense and their related command and control infrastructure must be upgraded and fully interconnected. High-fidelity, multiphysics engineering simulation is needed early in the design cycle to conduct critical architectural and mission analysis.
AGI has embedded ANSYS’ high-fidelity, physics-based component models within its own multi-domain mission-level modeling. Providing an integrated system across key engineering and mission analyses will eliminate problematic engineering bottlenecks.
According to company officials, physics-based solvers expedite missile defense system development by more accurately predicting communication blackouts, forecasting vehicle trajectory and altitude control, calculating thermal field effects on antenna performance, and analyzing other scenarios.