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Process Chain Development for Iterative, Concurrent Design of Advanced Space Transportation Systems

Clark, Vanessa and Johannsson, Magni and Martelo, Antonio (2015) Process Chain Development for Iterative, Concurrent Design of Advanced Space Transportation Systems. In: European Conference for Aerospace Sciences. 6th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE FOR AEROSPACE SCIENCES, 28 June - 02 July 2015, Krakow, Poland.

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Abstract

Development of advanced Space Transportation Systems (STS) at an early definition phase requires an iterative and multidisciplinary approach. High sensitivity and coupling of subsystem parameters with overall system characteristics necessitates close collaboration between domains. Rapid transfer of large amounts of data is necessary while errors and inconsistencies must be avoided. Concurrent Engineering (CE) is one approach through which to automate data sharing and minimise communication overheads. Previous effective implementation of this method at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) Concurrent Engineering Facility (CEF) was limited to early-phase satellite design activities. Applying CE methods to STS design have been met with limited success. This paper reports on a new initiative from DLR titled Collaborative Launch vhicle Analysis (CLaVA). Within the scope of CLaVA, a flexible design environment for STS is investigated applied to the DLR CEF. The investigation led to the development of a high-level design cycle for STS. In collaboration with the aeronautical divisions of DLR a solution was identified, employing a central data model based on Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) methodology, implemented within a distributed environment. With modern revision control systems, it is envisioned that multiple STS concepts will be analysed in parallel in the CE environment. A preliminary test of these concepts is planned through a mock CE study.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/97618/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Title:Process Chain Development for Iterative, Concurrent Design of Advanced Space Transportation Systems
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Clark, VanessaVanessa.Clark (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Johannsson, Magnimagni.johannsson (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Martelo, AntonioDLRUNSPECIFIED
Date:2015
Journal or Publication Title:European Conference for Aerospace Sciences
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Systems design, collaboration, model-based systems engineering, distributive design, launch vehicles, reusable launch vehicles, concurrent engineering
Event Title:6th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE FOR AEROSPACE SCIENCES
Event Location:Krakow, Poland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:28 June - 02 July 2015
Organizer:European Conference for AeroSpace Sciences
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Transport
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Projekt X-TRAS
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Space Launcher Systems Analysis
Deposited By: Clark, Vanessa Jane
Deposited On:30 Jul 2015 10:18
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:54

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