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