Making Data Access Secure and Simple for Rapid Aerospace E/E System Design

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When an aircraft OEM’s primary goal is digital transformation, a lot is at stake. Implementing new processes, particularly in aerospace E/E system design, is costly, necessitating mandated training and ramp-up time that can eat into the entire budget. Furthermore, compliance rules are becoming increasingly stringent, and preventing the danger of a data breach is critical. Cyberattacks and data breaches climbed by 15% in 2021 compared to the previous year.

However, transforming processes through data and automation is critical to meeting the performance requirements of today’s modern aerospace goods since it enables for more effective cooperation and design iterations that lead to innovation. Furthermore, it enables OEMs to tackle the industry’s many obstacles, such as tight timetables, financial limits, rising electrification, and strong rivalry. How are we going to get there?


A model-based approach is being adopted by an increasing number of enterprises in their E/E design and manufacturing processes. The Model-based enterprise market, which was valued at more than $9 billion in 2020, is predicted to reach $29 billion by 2027, rising at an 18% CAGR. Siemens Capital software offers a complete, model-based E/E systems development solution that addresses data privacy concerns with sophisticated authorization and authentication features.

Let’s look at how one leading aerospace OEM used Capital and its model-based approach, as well as Capital’s advanced authorization and authentication capabilities, to provide secure access to design data to global design teams, improving collaboration and resulting in a faster time to market with next-generation Aerospace products.

The Power of the Digital Twin

The client’s design team was able to construct a digital twin, which is a virtual representation of the real E/E system that can be used for collaboration, modeling, integration testing, monitoring, and maintenance, thanks to Capital’s model-based system design capabilities. The client’s team can enter design requirements, system models, and constraints into the design environment and generate data that can be used to inform other disciplines such as distribution, software, and networks. All of this data is supplied within the context of the mechanical environment and can be linked to downstream technologies to help production and operating activities.

Meanwhile, Capital’s powerful authentication and authorization features simplify data access management and security:

  • Authentication confirms the user’s identity and protects data by allowing only authorized users to access secure resources such as databases, websites, and networked applications.
  • Authorization is a security technique that determines user privileges or access levels to system resources such as data and application functionality.

The tool’s authorization paradigm allows teams to regulate rights, domains, and alter policies, as well as authorize people to access certain data while restricting access to other data. Access is restricted depending on a user’s role or identity, and Capital even allows teams to apply extra precautions like password aging. These features ensure that the appropriate users have access to all of the data they require – and only the data they require – reducing risk while facilitating cooperation and a quick time to market.

Secure Data Access for Global Teams

Capital’s ability to automate granular access restrictions to the whole collection of design data has helped the client to better serve its worldwide design teams while meeting various and increasingly severe data privacy regulations and global compliance rules. The difficult chore of exporting restricted data is greatly simplified by its advanced authorisation and authentication capabilities, removing complexity from the design workflow and removing a substantial obstacle to efficient E/E system design.

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