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Systems Engineering Challenge for NASA

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SYSTEMS ENGINEERING CHALLENGE FOR NASA

NASA mission architects need a library of SysML elements for common physical and functional elements that is consistent across NASA.

Overview:
This is a pilot challenge to find creative space architecture representations and system decomposition using SysML elements for a Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) library. NASA mission architects need a library of SysML elements for common physical and functional elements that is consistent across NASA. This will be a prize contest open to individuals as well as university students to create a habitat-related architecture library of model elements.

Objectives:
 -Decompose habitat physical and functional architecture in a model, organized as a library of elements, rather than as a habitat design project Create elements that contain all the required attributes in a way that allows easy analysis of an architecture made of these elements through roll-up analysis or parametric diagrams
 -Create elements use graphics that communicate the element easily in relatively small file size
-Create many elements for the library, especially those that can be used in other types of projects

Background:
Mission architects mostly start from scratch to build model elements representing the functional and physical architecture of a system in SysML. There are a few beginning libraries, but these are also local to a program or group. A common library will save system engineers a large amount of time, will allow project stakeholders to recognize common graphics and quickly understand the architecture options.

Correction:
The reward amount is $8K in total. Prize Structure: (MBSE to review prize amounts)
-$5k for Highest Quality - form, style, ease of use, how well does it define the problem, what are graphical elements
-$3K for Highest Quantity - function, depth and detail of the model Goals & Judging

Criteria:
-Create a library of blocks of a subsystem or all of the habitat physical architecture and elements to represent the functions that support functional decomposition.
-Clear library organization/navigation -Consistent definition of element attributes (that will support roll-ups, Technical Performance Measure (TPM) analysis)
-Ability to create functional architecture and Concept of Operations flows (examples are valued)
-Ability to easily link and display functions the physical elements will perform (examples are valued) -Number of total library elements Required:
-Deliver in a MagicDraw model, organized in packages
-“Table of contents” or dashboard for easy navigation of library (e.g. content or package diagram, or your own GUI)
-Physical element attributes (where appropriate): owner(actor), mass, power, cost, -

Optional attributes: Technology Readiness Level (TRL), heritage, source, reliability, pressure, temperature

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