The Role of Engineering Simulation in the Continued Evolution of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

IDGA Editor

Across all domains (land, sea and air), the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) has shown explosive growth and, as their value continues to be demonstrated, this growth shows no sign of slowing. However, the UAS industry must address a number of key challenges if it is to satisfy the future roadmap for UAS development and deployment outlined by its major client, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

This white paper explores the role and value of engineering simulation to the UAS community as it seeks to address these challenges. It highlights some of the project- and organizational-level implications of using engineering simulation.