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A better world through a systems approach

C-NO Chapter Meeting June 2014

  • Date:
    Jun 17, 2014 - 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Address: 7989 Columbia Rd
  • Location: Olmsted Falls, OH USA
  • Venue:
    Moosehead Hoof and Ladder
Topics:  Model-Centric Engineering, Part 1: Introduction to Model-Based Systems Engineering

Facilitator:  Katie Trase, NASA Glenn Research Center
Recorded Presenter:  Daniel L. Dvorak, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Introduction for the June & August C-NO Chapter Meetings:  System design has been enhanced by the power of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tools for the past few decades. While these CAD tools have advanced mechanical, electrical, thermal, and other engineering disciplines, systems engineering generally remains a document-centric practice. Recent advances in system modeling are beginning to transition systems engineering to the CAD era. Model-Centric Engineering aims to integrate discipline-specific models with a shared system model. Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) incorporates system requirements, design analysis, and verification and validation activities – across the system lifecycle – within this shared system model. Join fellow C-NO Chapter Members and local MBSE practitioners in an interactive MBSE review session. As a group, we will review NASA-produced overviews of MBSE and system modeling. The MBSE practitioners will answer questions and facilitate group discussion of fundamental MBSE concepts and implementation approaches. The June and July discussions will inform the C-NO Board of Directors toward development of customized, hands-on training in the Systems Modeling Language (SysML) and an MBSE tool. The resulting C-NO Chapter MBSE Tutorial will be scheduled for Fall 2014.

Topics to be Covered:  Definition of MBSE; current systems engineering challenges that MBSE seeks to address; how system models compare to other discipline models; how MBSE compares to current systems engineering practice; and MBSE adoption challenges and lessons learned. An MBSE case study from a NASA spacecraft will also be discussed.