Friday, May 23, 2008

An Object-Oriented Helicopter?

As crazy as that sounds, that is the type of thing you can do with technology from VentureLab company InterCAX. InterCAX is building tools for systems engineering based on the 'Composable Objects' technology developed by Georgia Tech researcher Russell Peak.

For the first time, engineers can build graphical models of a complex system using a language called SysML and then link those models to back-end math solvers such as Matlab and Mathematica. This turns out to be a very hard problem indeed and the team at InterCAX have cracked it. Their first product, teaming with SysML drawing tool vendor No Magic, will be released in July.

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