26 May 2011

Air Force Research Labs and Honda Aircraft Company to Deliver Keynotes at 2011 Aerospace Engineering Conference Co-Hosted by LMS and dSPACE

Troy, Michigan, 26 May 2011 – LMS North America, leading partner in test and mechatronic simulation, and dSPACE, a global provider of solutions for developing ECU software and mechatronic controls, are pleased to announce the keynote speakers for the 2011 Aerospace Engineering Conference to be held Aug. 29-30, 2011, at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, California.

This year’s conference will host the following keynote speakers:

  • Steve Iden, Integrated Vehicle and Energy Technology (INVENT) Program Manager at Air Force Research Labs (AFRL)
  • Masa Hirvonen, ManagerITF, Systems Engineering and Analysis, Honda Aircraft Company Inc.,
  • Eng Carlos Henrique Berto, Manager Systems development, optimization and integration - Embraer
  • Kevin Kott, President of dSPACE, Inc.
  • Dirk Van den Berghen, Executive Vice-President & Chief Sales Operations Officer of LMS

"We are greatly pleased that Mr. Steve Iden and Mr. Masa Hirvonen will present their visionary approach to the unique engineering challenges in the aerospace industry," commented Marc Boonen, President – LMS Americas. "Our mutual aim is to provide a meeting place for the aviation and space community to exchange ideas and find ways to respond to the current challenges in the industry." Commented Kevin Kott, President – dSPACE Inc.

The 2011 Americas Aerospace Engineering Conference will provide an excellent opportunity to explore the latest technological evolution in mechatronic simulation, systems integration and test-based engineering processes contributing to faster aircraft development maturity and better risk mitigation.

Leading Aviation and Space manufacturers and integrators are focused on the continued advance of mechatronic systems, dynamic systems engineering and systems integration to enhance their product performance, while improving efficiency and power management. Crucial to this focus is earlier development and integration of control systems using a model-based systems engineering (MBSE) development process. This process combines the classical mechanical product development process in parallel with the electrical and software development to bring products to market faster with improved performance. LMS and dSPACE solutions and services are complimentary in this domain, and this conference will provide customer cases and real-world examples of these solutions benefiting our customers.

LMS offers physical testing, virtual simulation and model-based systems engineering solutions and services for mission critical attributes such as power & energy management, ground loads, ECS, flight controls, systems integration and structural dynamics. dSPACE offers integrated hardware and software tools for developing and testing electronic control units. dSPACE systems are used in all stages of product development from initial validation of ideas to software validation and verification in production programs. dSPACE tools contribute significantly to increasing product quality/reliability by providing test systems and in reducing development costs by increasing rate of innovation and efficiency in bringing products to market. The first day (August 29th) of the conference will include keynote presentations by our customers and senior leadership in the morning followed by lunch. The afternoon will include management presentations by key customers on the application of leading edge technologies to advance their product development process. The second day of the conference will provide customer application presentations, technology updates and technical workshops for our attendees to see and learn from their colleagues and experts from LMS and dSPACE.

This conference will bring together engineering executives, senior managers, and technical experts who will share strategies that illustrate how simulation, supported by continuous progress in physical testing, has helped them optimize their products and product development processes.

About LMS, A Siemens Business

LMS is a leading provider of test and mechatronic simulation software and engineering services in the automotive, aerospace and other advanced manufacturing industries. As a business segment within Siemens PLM Software, LMS provides a unique portfolio of products and services for manufacturing companies to manage the complexities of tomorrow’s product development by incorporating model-based mechatronic simulation and advanced testing in the product development process. LMS tunes into mission-critical engineering attributes, ranging from system dynamics, structural integrity and sound quality to durability, safety and power consumption. With multi-domain and mechatronic simulation solutions, LMS addresses the complex engineering challenges associated with intelligent system design and model-based systems engineering. Thanks to its technology and more than 1250 dedicated people, LMS has become the partner of choice of more than 5000 manufacturing companies worldwide. LMS operates in more than 30 key locations around the world.

About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with seven million licensed seats and more than 71,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies, delivering open solutions to help them make smarter decisions that result in better products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.

Note: LMS Virtual.Lab, LMS Imagine.Lab and SAMCEF are registered trademarks of LMS International or any of its affiliates. Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

This press release was published by LMS International prior to Siemens PLM Software acquiring the company on January 3, 2013.


Peter De Clerck
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