ANSYS, a US-based engineering simulation company, and Digilog Technologies, an Indian security tech solutions company, have inaugurated the Centre for Advanced Simulation for Space Application (CASSA) in Thiruvananthapuram, in the Indian state of Kerala.
CASSA will use ANSYS’ simulation programs to impart space simulation knowledge and skills through training, seminars, webinars, demonstration and discussion of advanced simulation technologies.
The Centre was officially inaugurated by S Somanath, Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, where ISRO’s launch vehicles are developed.
He said, “Simulation is critical to meeting the high reliability, tight timeline and cost targets for space projects. ANSYS’ CASSA will further help in accelerating our space program by fast-tracking simulation skills development and also supporting and understanding new simulation capabilities. I am delighted to be at the inauguration of CASSA, which will contribute to the space engineering ecosystem in and around Thiruvananthapuram by enhancing simulation knowledge and skill development of scientists, engineers and academic institutes.”
Rafiq Somani, Area Vice President – India and South Asia Pacific, ANSYS, said, “We, at ANSYS, are committed to ensure that the Indian Space establishments are future ready and CASSA is a step towards this direction. The ANSYS simulation platform enables the comprehensive simulation of critical space systems in one seamless simulation toolset. The operation of CASSA will be in accord with space technology establishments in the vicinity of Thiruvananthapuram and will enable the scientists to best adopt ANSYS simulation technology.”