Ansys Launches Moxie to Enhance System Model Validation Processes

Moxie enables engineers to optimize system designs earlier in the product lifecycle.

Moxie enables engineers to optimize system designs earlier in the product lifecycle.

Moxie executing a SysML state machine in a virtual environment to evaluate how a system architecture functions in a mission scenario. Image courtesy of Ansys.


Ansys is equipping engineering teams to cut development time, boost productivity and speed innovation through the launch of Moxie, company says. The new product enables engineers to run and analyze SysML behavioral models in virtual environments and confirm these designs represent systems that will satisfy mission performance requirements—from military aircraft performing reconnaissance to automated cars navigating cities to satellites capturing photos of forest fires.

Defining systems requirements with formalized SysML is becoming more popular. However, if engineering teams do not evaluate and validate SysML architectures within a physics-based, virtual representation of their system's operating environment, there is programmatic risk that the physical system resulting from the virtual system design will not satisfy mission performance objectives.

A next-gen digital mission engineering solution, Moxie delivers continuous event detection during simulation runs, synchronizes execution of multiple simulation technologies and provides customizable levels of simulation fidelity.

Moxie reduces programmatic risk and costly rework by integrating SysML authoring tools with mission modeling tools such as AGI's Systems Tool Kit (STK). Running SysML behavioral architectures in virtual operating environments enables engineers to validate system models against mission-level requirements rather than waiting to perform validation in the lifecycle when physical systems are available.

Using Moxie, engineers also gain the ability to virtually assess their systems against potential new use cases.

“Through our acquisition of AGI and the introduction of Moxie, Ansys is empowering engineers to virtually evaluate and improve their SysML behavioral models within real-world environments, using time-synchronized, event-based, executable architectures,” says Shane Emswiler, senior vice president at Ansys. “By analyzing and validating their system models against mission-level requirements earlier in the product lifecycle, engineers can confidently and cost-effectively forecast mission outcomes and appraise capability performance.”

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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