This paper surveys some of the capabilities, expectations and peculiarities of tools-assisted MBSE experienced in real-life astronomical projects.
The examples range in depth and scope across a wide spectrum of applications (for example documentation, requirements, analysis, trade studies) and purposes (addressing a particular development need, or accompanying a project throughout many – if not all – its lifecycle phases, fostering reuse and minimizing ambiguity). From the beginnings of the Active Phasing Experiment, through VLT instrumentation, VLTI infrastructure, Telescope Control System for the E-ELT, until Wavefront Control for the E-ELT, paper authors show how stepwise refinements of tools, processes and methods have provided tangible benefits to customary system engineering activities like requirement flow-down, design trade studies, interfaces definition, and validation, by means of a variety of approaches (like Model Checking, Simulation, Model Transformation) and methodologies (like OOSEM, State Analysis).
- R. Karban ; L. Andolfato ; P. Bristow ; G. Chiozzi ; M. Esselborn, et al. ” Model based systems engineering for astronomical projects “, Proc. SPIE 9150, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI, 91500L (August 4, 2014); doi:10.1117/12.2055540; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2055540 ,