GEM-FLO - A Generic Simulation Environment for Modeling Future Launch Operations
The generic space launch simulation.
GEM-FLO is a generic simulation of launch operations processing for space transportation systems. With a graphic user interface (GUI), an underlying discrete event simulation (DES) is easily populated with the description of the system of interest. The underlying simulation, a flexible structure, awaiting specific values and user choices, was created using Arena Simulation software by Rockwell Automation.
With GEM-FLO, a user does not have to undergo the tedious process of creating simulation models, flow diagrams, interactions, or logic. A domain-of-operations expert, who may not be a simulation expert, or an expert with particular Arena Simulation software experience, can use this tool to quickly start creating valuable insights.
The GEM-FLO simulation with numerous windows open.
Top right, an input screen. Top left, an output screen. Lower right background, the Arena simulation itself.