CEAS Aeronautical Journal

, Volume 2, Issue 1–4, pp 289–294 | Cite as

Optimization of avionic system architectures

  • Mario Schulz
  • Volker Zerbe
  • Kai Yang
  • Armin Zimmermann
Original Paper


The complexity of modern systems requires a holistic approach to modeling and simulation during the design phases. This often includes an integrated model of the overall system (architecture, function, and environment) as well as a link-up of computer-aided design tools, because there are many occasions in which there are aspects of the system that cannot be described in one tool. The paper introduces a converter program that bridges the gap between a CAD tool and a system design tool. Non-functional information that is relevant for the simulation is extracted from the three-dimensional CAD model and automatically inserted into the behavioral model of the system design tool. The latter is used for performance evaluation and indirect design optimization.


Modeling Simulation CAD 3DXML Architecture Avionic 


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© Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Schulz
    • 1
  • Volker Zerbe
    • 2
  • Kai Yang
    • 1
  • Armin Zimmermann
    • 1
  1. 1.Ilmenau University of TechnologyIlmenauGermany
  2. 2.University of Applied Sciences ErfurtErfurtGermany

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