Engineered Resilient Systems (ERS)

Communities of Interest - Alumni

Future military success depends on the ability to develop and sustain weapons and materiel systems that are effectively responsive to increasingly complex and dynamic missions, while meeting current and anticipated threat scenarios and budget constraints. Requirements for these systems parallel DoD dynamic missions and have become more complex, requiring systems-of-systems to meet competing requirements with the constraint of leaning-down and reducing risks throughout the life-cycle of the system. Program managers and acquisition officials have to manage and mitigate these risks through the development and procurement of more resilient systems. The Engineered Resilient Systems (ERS) community of interest strategically inserts key S&T investments within the acquisition process to better inform decisions that are made "efficiently, effectively, and quickly." ERS products provide engineering, warfighting, and the acquisition decision-makers with an advanced capability to evaluate a multi-dimensional tradespace with full and consistent information throughout the life-cycle of the systems.

The foundation for the ERS program consists of the following key areas for investment

The CREATE's software development efforts and their capability objectives that are integral to the ERS Program are as follows:

  • Helios: facilitates full rotorcraft (all types, manned and unmanned) high-fidelity simulation
  • Kestrel: performs computational fluid dynamic, structures, kinematics, and kinetics as well as other analyses
  • Capstone: provides a comprehensive and integrated set of geometry, meshing, and associative attribution software capabilities.
  • NavyFoam: provides the ship design engineer with the capability to rigorously analyze alternative hull form designs
  • IHDE (Integrated Hydrodynamics Design Environment): provides the prediction of the hydrodynamic performance of a ship design
  • RSDE (Rapid Ship Design Environment): provides a high-end toolset that integrates ship design generation tools with physics-based analysis
  • NESM (Navy Enhanced Sierra Mechanics): predicts ship structural response and damage due to loading for stand-off and close-in air, surface, and underwater explosions
  • SENTRi (computational electromagnetics): provides finite element / boundary integral code for radiation and scattering analysis
  • CREATE-GV: provides a suite of software for analyzing ground vehicles