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Modeling and Simulation Technical Committee

 About the M&S Technical Committee

The AIAA Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Technical Committee hosts an international M&S Conference every year as well as studying and reporting on modeling and simulation standards, processes, capabilities, and tools. The conference addresses the research and training challenges that the flight simulation community faces both today as well as over the horizon, the successes, innovations and experiences that compliment and counter them, and the applications that will take us well into the future.

Modeling and simulation, which started as a simple and ingenious way of training pilots, has evolved into an integral part of the engineering design process of air vehicles. With advances in computer hardware, computer software, simulator fidelity and cost analysis tools, today’s researchers are capable of designing, testing, and configuring an air vehicle concept without ever having the need to fabricate a single component for that vehicle. In addition, as researchers begin to push the design envelope for air vehicles and their subsystems, it is necessary to test these concepts synthetically to ensure the flight safety of the air vehicle.

Of course, flight simulation is not limited to new and advanced air vehicle concepts. In fact, it is an invaluable training asset. Through simulation, pilots can remain proficient in the operation of their airplane and can train in conditions that are not normally achievable during live flight training.

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AIAA Social Media Policy11/2/2016 8:32 AM
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Peter M. T. Zaal
San Jose State University/NASA Ames Research Center


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Daniel H. Cartmell
Boeing Engineering Operations & Technology

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