Why the future of design, testing, and simulation of aircraft tools is neural
While the latest technologies have made aircrafts efficient, automated, and safer, advancements in information technologies are transforming how aerospace design, testing, and simulation are carried out. We believe that a Neural ManufacturingTM approach to aircraft systems design, where cognitive technologies are embedded into product development, will help stakeholders in the aerospace value chain develop complex aerospace products by prioritizing efficiency and safety.
This paper explores how the new trends in aircraft systems design are impacting key stakeholders in the aviation industry, including the software developer, the gatekeeper, the designated engineering representative (DER), regulators, and the pilot. The challenges around aircraft design are many, as the current design and certification processes were developed for traditional aircraft systems of the past. The future of aerospace design and development will leverage a neural ecosystem, where data from various sources will be linked using technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning to create efficient, safe, and reliable new aircraft designs.