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Chapter Meeting April 14
Systems Engineering Transformation Surrogate Pilot Experiments: Doing Everything in Models to Demonstrate the Art-of-the-Possible by Dr. Mark Blackburn
Note this meeting will start earlier than usual. We will begin at 4pm central time.
Location: Virtual (see chapter email for connection information)
Abstract: This presentation provides an overview of the NAVAIR Systems Engineering Transformation (SET) Surrogate Pilot Experiments and discusses how these experiments provide implementation examples that align with the goals of the DoD Digital Engineering Strategy. It provides an overview to set the context of the SET Framework concept and Functional Areas. The experiments are demonstrating the “Art-of-the-Possible” by doing “Everything in Models,” to show we can, while operating in a collaborative environment using an
Authoritative Source of Truth (AST).
The briefing describes the approach, digital engineering environments, operational scenarios, and results, such as: 1) methods for linking Mission, System, and Contractor models to demonstrate the concept of an AST, 2) an approach to transform the use of Contract Data Requirement List (CDRLs) using Digital Signoffs directly in the models; the Digital Signoffs link to needed evidence, and 3) explaining the use of Views and Viewpoints for DocGen to generate interactive web-based views of the mission and system models that are relevant to different stakeholders.
The briefing will also show the models that are on line and provide information on the All Partners Network (APAN.org) where additional details about approach, models, presentations and results can be accessed.
Bio: Mark R. Blackburn, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Scientist with Stevens Institute of Technology and principal at KnowledgeBytes. Dr. Blackburn’s is the Principal Investigator (PI) on several System Engineering Research Center (SERC) research tasks for both US Navy NAVAIR and US Army ARDEC on Systems Engineering Transformation through Model-Centric Engineering. He has also been PI on a FAA NextGen and National Institute of Standards and Technology projects and has received research funding from the National Science Foundation. He develops and teaches a course on Systems Engineering for Cyber Physical Systems. He is a member of the SERC Research Council, OpenMBEE Leadership Team and core member of the Semantic Technologies for Systems Engineering initiative.
Prior to joining Stevens, Dr. Blackburn worked in industry for more than 25 years. He has been the Principal Investigator to the National Institute of Standards and Technology on projects dating back to 2000 involving model-based tools and methods for verification and validation of security-related products and applications. Dr. Blackburn holds a Ph.D. from George Mason University, a M.S. in Mathematics (emphasis in C.S.) from Florida Atlantic University, and a B.S. in Mathematics (C.S. option) from Arizona State University.