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Pacelab SysArc

Optimizing systems architectures at aircraft level

Aircraft systems are key drivers of innovation in aircraft design and heavily influence overall mass, fuel consumption, operating costs and reliability. Particularly with new technologies such as within the More Electric Aircraft, it is crucial to analyze and optimize systems at a global level to minimize the risk of design inconsistencies or unforeseen behavior in the integration phase.

Our systems architecture design software Pacelab SysArc supports investigations at the aircraft level with a fully-fledged preliminary aircraft design environment. Delivering instant feedback on the global impact, costs and benefits of architectural alternatives, Pacelab SysArc provides a reliable framework for assessing new technologies and making investment or development decisions.

How You Can Benefit
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Get 360° view of systems components and interactions

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Analyze and optimize systems at aircraft level

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Predict system performance and impact early on

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Cut development time, costs and risk

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Back up investment and technology decisions

What Our Customers Say
  • "With SysArc and APD Safran is able to define, analyse and optimize fully integrated systems in an accurate fashion. The suite allows for localized sub-system/architecture assessments together with an understanding of the aircraft level outcome.
    Safran studies range from gauging the impact of novel engine off-take configurations to investigating the feasibility of advanced dual-energy propulsion concepts."

    Dr. Yann Fefermann, Advanced Systems Architecture and Integration Specialist Energy & Propulsion Department, Safran Tech
Key Features
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  • User-extensible library of parametric component models for all standard systems
  • Graphical-schematic definition of system architectures
  • Synchronized representation in the 3D space of the aircraft geometry
  • Automatic routing of cables, pipes or ducts
  • System sizing with flight conditions and failure modes
  • Automatic propagation of energy consumption and mass
Related Event

AIAA SciTech Forum 2019

San Diego, California

Jan 7 - 11, 2019

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Related Product

Pacelab APD

Our preliminary aircraft design platform Pacelab APD allows evaluating alternative aircraft configurations in terms of performance, economics and technical risk and helps to assess the impact of technological innovations early in the design process.

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Aircraft design research

Our software products for preliminary design are appreciated by leading universities and research organizations for their scalability, extensibility and ease of use and regularly feature at international aerospace conferences.

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