The Evolution of Digital Engineering: Future Visions for GNC Model-Based Design
This presentation offers a vision how digital engineering, including the careful use of AI, can meet the increased future expectations of higher autonomy, capability and complexity in space systems, including Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC). We discuss how digital engineering, incorporating a model-centric design approach, has the potential to increase both engineering efficiency and mission performance, and present the current state of digital engineering adoption and common limitations.
A roadmap for the future which addresses these limitations is explored. Within the digital engineering landscape, the presentation also tackles the role of adaptive systems and AI, which are slowly but surely creeping into our industry, and explores which applications are best suited for their adoption in the immediate future and beyond.