ITSC Senior Scientist for Modeling and Simulation Dr. Mikel D. Petty and his graduate students... Read More

# Modeling, Simulation and Analysis

### Description

ITSC's Modeling, Simulation & Analysis Laboratory's work centers on modeling and simulation and systems engineering. Headed by Dr. Mikel Petty, lead scientist for modeling and simulation, ITSC's MS&A Lab has broad capabilities in both of those disciplines, with special expertise in these areas:

- Modeling and Simulation
- Physics-based modeling
- Model validation methodologies
- Spacecraft propulsion modeling
- Simulation interoperability and composability
- Discrete event simulation
- Mathematical modeling and analysis
- Finite element modeling and computational fluid dynamics

Modeling and simulation education

- Systems Engineering
- System-level modeling for design analysis and trade studies
- Using modeling and simulation in the systems engineering process
- Systems engineering methods
- Technical team performance
- Systems-level spacecraft propulsion system design