Apr 302014
Modeling at Unlimited Scale: Realizing a new Repository for Scalable Modeling with MagicDraw

For the past five years No Magic has been engaged in the research and development of our next generation repository for collaborative development and versioned storage of models. We have adopted a long term perspective in this work, because we anticipate that the next decade will see a significant increase in the scale of models […]

Apr 292014
Scalable Collaborative Solution Leads to Big Opportunities

Have you ever used a modeling tool to build an engineering model collaboratively? If so, you‘ll know that it‘s really easy to augment a model into a huge one. In fact, the huge model depends on multiple libraries or profiles and consists of external parts. What extra do you get? The tool slows down in […]

Apr 282014
Formal Validation of Fault Management Design Solutions

The research was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA JPL) under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the European Southern Observatory (ESO). The work presented in this paper describes an approach used to develop SysML modeling patterns to express the behavior of fault protection, test the model’s logic by […]

Apr 242014
IT spending, changing old habits die hard

According to a Gartner report, at least $2.68 TRILLION in total spending and 80% to 85% of IT budgets is used to Keep the Lights On. The cost of maintenance has never had more zeroes. That’s a lot of money that could have been used to deploy new customer facing solutions. Money wasted on maintenance […]

Apr 172014
What is a Model Based Systems Engineering

Why do MBSE? What is Model Based Systems Engineering? How to define and implement effective process? What are fundamental concepts and enablers of MBSE? INCOSE made brochure, explaining why MBSE should be used instead of paper-based approach. Models are created to deal with complexity. In doing so they allow us to understand an area of […]

Apr 142014
Understanding Why Integration is Important to Any Enterprise

Integration used to be confined to systems within an organization. Today, organizations must integrate not only in the traditional sense of mergers and acquisitions, but are also increasingly reliant on external systems (i.e. cloud computing, social media and third-party touch-points). Companies’ need a holistic set of capabilities enabled through an integration platform to compete in […]

Apr 112014
The Role Ontology plays in Big Data

Ontology This document contains my views on the subject and I have used some source data found on the web (Wikipedia). Comments on the subject are very welcome. An ontology formally represents knowledge as a hierarchy of concepts within a domain, using a shared vocabulary to denote the types, properties and interrelationships of those concepts. […]

Apr 102014
Collaboration between Simulated Model and External System: Controlling LEGO Mindstorms with Cameo Simulation Toolkit

This paper shows the use of opaque behaviors containing JavaScripts to enable the communications between the simulated model of the controller and the external device, which is LEGO Mindstorms configured as ShooterBot. The controller model has been designed with MagicDraw SysML plugin and will be executed by Cameo Simulation Toolkit. During model execution, the mock-up […]

Apr 042014
Model Based Management of Configurations of Complex Systems: Common Submarine Combat System

In order to manage growth, complexity, and demand for resources of mission critical systems, Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMCO) has transitioned to using Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) (see the side bar) in large scale. The transition was very successful; but it also required adopting best practices along the way. The newest MagicDraw version provides real–life […]