Title: "Design Methodology for Revolutionary Aerospace Concepts"

Sponsor: NASA Langley

Objective: To research physics-based conceptual design frameworks that will support the creation and analysis of novel aerospace vehicle concepts.

Desired features of such a framework:

    • Supports the creative power of multidisciplinary, interactive design teams

    • Integrates decision-makers into the design process

    • Based on rapid-turnaround, variable-fidelity physics-based analysis and simulation

    • Can handle unconventional configurations

    • Deals with uncertainty

    • Produces robust, top-level optimized designs