Jul 232015
5 Ways to Improve Modeling Productivity

When I started modeling with MagicDraw in university, it was version 8.0. Even then, MagicDraw had nice productivity features and I really loved their shortcut keys when drawing diagrams. Now we have MagicDraw 18.0 version as long-term release (supported till the next big release) and feature releases are coming every half a year with improved […]

Jul 152015
MBSE in Real-Life Space Exploration Projects

Systems engineering techniques have been used in spacecraft design, avionics, and engineering in general for over 60 years. At the moment, space exploration industries face new significant challenges: the largest optical and radio telescopes, missions to mars and exoplanets, reusable rockets, increase of small CubeSat satellites usage, service robots, and other. The constant increase in […]

Jul 082015
Model Lifecycle Management

Today  there  is  increasing  recognition  of  the  potential  MBSE brings to system life cycle processes with the increasing complexity of systems and the  demands  of  the  global  marketplace.  In  order  for  the  practice  to  realize  this potential,  system  modeling  and  MBSE  must  be  part  of the  larger  model  based engineering  effort,  and  integrate  with  other  […]

Jul 032015
Systems of Systems Engineering using DoDAF

Enterprise Architecture Framework is a structured tool for managing the complexity of systems of systems engineering in the organization using different abstraction levels. Abstraction levels allow the definition of strategy, operations (requirements), and alternative tactics (solutions) needed to implement operational scenarios. EAFs provide infrastructure to ensure complete and correct specification of systems (including human resources) […]

Jul 022015
Automated Requirements Verification

Systems Modeling Language (SysML) is used to capture systems design as descriptive and analytical system models, which relate text requirements to the design and provide a baseline to support analysis and verification.This session will demonstrate how model of the system, expressed with sufficient precision, can be used to support early requirements validation and design verification, […]

Jul 012015
Statechart Autocoding for Curiosity Rover

Curiosity is one of the most ambitious and successful NASA missions. It is on Mars now. But not everyone knows that the generated code has been part of Curiosity’s Rover flight software since launch, and continues to run on board today. Code generated from state chart diagram is used for: auto-maneuver (Cruise phase), Spacecraft Modes […]