John Salmon, PhD, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University Jeff Schutte, PhD, Research Engineer, Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory, Georgia Tech
This paper will summarize the capabilities of a JMP-based decision support system (DSS) developed for the NASA Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) research project currently underway at the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL). The ERA project analyzes system-level impacts for subsonic transport technologies integrated into advanced vehicle concepts that simultaneously meet the project metrics for noise, emissions and fuel burn. Interactive, parametric models become key enablers for e-review sessions to rapidly explore and analyze the design space of potential technologies across the multiple conflicting objectives. Various visualizations and use-cases from the DSS will be explored, including Pareto optimal technology packages, technology uncertainty analysis using probabilistics, MATLAB model integration, and noise contour evaluation at airports.