McKinsey estimates that linking the physical and digital worlds could generate up to $11.1 trillion a year in economic value by 2025. The impact of digital twins on the aerospace and defense industry will be immense.
- Reduce maintenance costs
- Improve airplane performance
- Increase operational capacity
- Optimize weapons design
Digital Twin Consortium focuses on the applicability of digital twin to the aerospace & defense industries.
Digital Twin Consortium activities and opportunities to get involved include:
- Determine applicability of digital twins to different facets of the sector, from aircraft maintenance to weapons design
- Explore commonality and differences between different sectors of the industry
- Identify the need for digital twin interoperability with the sector
- Look at the interaction required between physical and digital components and digital feedback loops
- Explore aerospace and defense use cases such as weapons design, aircraft maintenance and air travel
- Explore simulation scenarios including separating a digital twin from its physical corresponding device, establishing a simulated environment in which the digital twin can interact and to simulate interactions with the twin
- Define semantics required to describe a aerospace and defense digital twin
- Identify standards gaps and requirements
- Identify opportunities for testbed activities