This project aims at transferring a large spectrum of high quality and state of the art modelling capabilities to aerospace SMEs, to enhance their knowledge of the tools they need to sup-port front end technologies and competition.In fact the more agile exploitation of high end technologies in the aerospace sector implies that SMEs are more and more involved in complex aerospace projects, both autonomously and as subcontractors. Whatever the case, they have to face advanced designs of complex systems requiring complex modeling tools, capable of supporting all design phases: from conceptual in-ception to detailed design, requiring high end modeling techniques for both analysis and syn-thesis. This change in scale, and the need to rapidly adapt to the evolution of the market, re-quires their ability to easily acquire and maintain state of the art modelling, analysis and design capabilities at a low price and high added value.
The related objectives will be achieved through a series of case studies of interest to the participating SMEs, encompassing a wide set of aerospace problems of general enough interest to be potentially useful to not participating SMEs as well, e.g.: attitude and orbit control, aero(servo)elasticity and adaptive control, thermal control, multidisciplinary optimization, real time simulation, space borne payloads, large space telescopes, small satellites in LEO and GEO, aircraft structures.
Since the transfer of advanced modelling capabilities will be carried out by public research institutions it an inter regional network of excellence between academia, research establish-ments and many interested SMEs will be easily established.