Feb 012017
 
Adapting the GUI of an Executable System Model to specific Variants using PLE Tool integrations

Product Line Engineering (PLE) is the engineering of a family of related products using a shared set of (digital) engineering assets. In case of physical systems, before the actual production of a product line begins, a whole set of digital artifacts must be maintained to describe the entire family (variants) of products. In the context […]

Jan 122017
 
Smart Port Layout and Style

Creating blocks and defining their ports are one of the most common tasks performed by systems engineers. These elements are reused in the entire model. Therefore, it is very important to maintain the same appearance of the block as defined in a Block Definition diagram, especially when they are used as parts of the system. […]

Dec 232016
 
Coffee Machine Project Overview: Highlights of Current MBSE Capabilities and Methods

In this video I will give you short overview of tool vendor project which I have presented in TdSE 2016 conference. You have good opportunity to hear the highlights of the 2 hours long session about current MBSE capabilities. Link to download presented project: http://bit.ly/ToolVendorProject_TdSE2016  

Jun 222016
 
Visual Model Analysis Overview

A modeling culture is the combination of modeling, model usage and model governance that together provide a productive way for applying model-driven development in the context of a particular organization. When we talk about model usage, we talk about impact analysis, coverage analysis, trade studies, behavioral simulations, testing, code generation, etc. Any example of model […]

May 202016
 
Displaying Relations Between Indirectly Associated Elements

The Dependency Matrix is an ideal tool for efficient analysis of dependencies between elements. In some cases, dependencies between particular elements can cause indirect relations with other model elements. Let’s take a look at the following image. In this example above, composition and inheritance structures between blocks are displayed. If a composite part depends on […]

Mar 242016
 
Thirty Meter Telescope SysML Model

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) system is currently being developed by the TMT Observatory Corporation. The main objective for the TMT related analysis is to provide state-dependent power roll-ups for different operational scenarios and demonstrate that requirements are satisfied by the design as well as mass roll-ups and duration analysis of the operational use cases. […]

Mar 112016
 
Application of Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) Principles to an Automotive Driveline Sub-System Architecture

This paper documents the real-world application of model-based systems engineering (MBSE) methodology and principles to an automotive driveline system. A system model developed in the course of this thesis supports the definition and sizing of the driveline system to best communicate and deliver functional specifications tied to customer requirements. Furthermore, this system model documents, organizes, […]

Mar 042016
 
Improve Your Modeling Productivity by Setting Custom Scope

System designs are created at different levels of abstraction. There are two problems implied by this statement: A systems engineer working in one abstraction level does not want to use elements from another abstraction level in order to keep the model consistent. For example, when selecting a type of a part property in a SysML […]

Feb 252016
 
Standard Executable UML/SysML for Model-Based Testing – Is It a Dream?

In many industries, like aerospace, defense, telecommunication and others, it’s becoming common to use UML/SysML to describe system architectures. With the introduction of OMG fUML, many companies began refining their models to the level where they became executable. The next big step is to adopt model-based testing in which standard executable models are reused to […]

Jan 122016
 
Embedded Technology Industry Reports Significant Development Cost Reduction Using MBSE and PLE

“When compared to typical systems engineering endeavors, the application of model-based systems engineering delivers a 55% reduction of the total development cost. The most mature form of MBSE is model-based product line engineering (PLE). When compared to typical systems engineering endeavors, the application of model-based product-line engineering delivers a 41.6% reduction of the total development cost.” These […]

Jan 042016
 
Why Model-Based Systems Engineering Reduces Costs

One of the common objections I’ve heard to adopting Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is that it is prohibitively expensive.  The tools used to perform MBSE are more expensive than tools previously used to perform Systems Engineering.  The costs associated with training an existing Systems Engineering workforce in the methods, semantics (languages such as UML or SysML), […]

Dec 212015
 
Applying Systems Engineering to Regulatory Compliance Activities for Medical Devices

The INCOSE Biomedical-Healthcare Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Challenge Team has developed a reference model that uses SysML to represent a generic Medical Device infusion pump and a systems engineering process for planning, developing, and obtaining regulatory approval of a medical device. This presentation describes recent updates to the model that incorporates Buede’s textbook model for […]

Aug 262015
 
Modeling Requirements with SysML

How modeling can be useful to better define and trace requirements In this paper, we will show how the SysML modeling language can be useful to complement the requirements process, i.e. to better define and trace requirements. The Systems Modeling Language (SysML: www.omgsysml.org) is a general-purpose graphical modeling language, defined by the Object Management Group […]

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 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) […]