New Boeing lab to focus on engineering, integration, visualization, cyber security, data analytics

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 11 Dec. 2014. Boeing (NYSE:BA) is constructing a 7,000-square-foot addition to its research and technology center in Alabama. The new lab space, known as the Center for Applied Simulation and Analytics (CASA), will serve as a hub for Boeing, its research partners, and academic collaborators to create and develop simulation and analytics technologies, providing advanced simulation of Boeing products from concepts through operations.

Dec 11th, 2014
New Boeing lab to focus on engineering, integration, visualization, cyber security, data analytics
New Boeing lab to focus on engineering, integration, visualization, cyber security, data analytics

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 11 Dec. 2014. Boeing (NYSE:BA) is constructing a 7,000-square-foot addition to its research and technology center in Alabama. The new lab space, known as the Center for Applied Simulation and Analytics (CASA), will serve as a hub for Boeing, its research partners, and academic collaborators to create and develop simulation and analytics technologies, providing advanced simulation of Boeing products from concepts through operations.

The CASA labs include:

  • Cyber Security
  • Data Analytics
  • Mobile Development
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • System Engineering Integrated Technology
  • Technology Integration
  • Immersive Visualization

"This lab will help us create flexible and affordable environments for modeling, simulation, and analytics research," explains Steve Swaine, leader of the Boeing Research &Technology–Alabama research center and director of Support and Analytics Technology. "Our goal is to bring the best and brightest in the support and analytics industry together in one location and give them all the tools they need to create the most effective simulations and analysis methods for validating new technologies."

The lab, which is scheduled to open in mid-2015, will consist of seven individual laboratories and a large collaboration center that will provide an immersive environment for technology development and customer interaction. It will take advantage of Boeing's capabilities to enable geographically distributed teams to provide advanced math, analytics and simulation technology to improve the effectiveness and efficiency across the lifecycle of Boeing products and services.

"Advanced analytics skills are needed to create the next-generation capabilities in aerospace. With up to 300 jobs opening up over the next two years, Boeing is capitalizing on the talent, ability and incredibly educated workforce we have in Huntsville, further demonstrating why Huntsville is a great destination for talented engineers and technicians," says Mayor Tommy Battle.

The BR&T–Alabama research center includes metals and fracture technology, chemical technology and many new or increased labs, such as radio-frequency systems, advanced systems integration, vehicle management systems integration, composites lab, and advanced electromechanical technologies.

Boeing Research & Technology is the company's advanced and central R&D organization, providing technologies that enable the development of future aerospace solutions while improving the cycle time, cost, quality, and performance of existing Boeing products and services. The company's research and technology development is conducted at 11 Boeing research centers in Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Russia, and the United States, including Alabama, California, Missouri, South Carolina, and Washington.

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