Aerospace & Defense

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:

  1. Determine applicability of digital twins to different facets of the sector, from aircraft maintenance to weapons design
  2. Explore commonality and differences between different sectors of the industry
  3. Identify the need for digital twin interoperability with the sector
  4. Look at the interaction required between physical and digital components and digital feedback loops
  5. Explore aerospace and defense use cases such as weapons design, aircraft maintenance and air travel
  6. 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
  7. Define semantics required to describe a aerospace and defense digital twin
  8. Identify standards gaps and requirements

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