System architecture is the conceptual model that defines the structure, behavior, and views of a system-of-interest. System architecting addresses the role of systems architecture in systems engineering, as well as the process and activities for developing a solution that meets stakeholder needs. This presentation will provide a brief overview of system architecture and identify key aspects of the system architecting process. An approach to system architecting will be presented along with an example to illustrate application of the approach in space system development.
In this presentation Dr. McKelvin, Jr. will share insights on systems architecture vs. systems architecting.
Dr. Mark L. McKelvin, Jr. is the INCOSE-LA Chapter President and a Senior Engineering Specialist in the Applied Software Technologies Department in the Information Systems and Cyber Division of the Aerospace Corporation, where he specializes in systems and software engineering and the application of model-based engineering techniques to develop solutions for cyber-physical, embedded, and software-intensive systems. He is also a Lecturer in the System Architecting and Engineering graduate program at the University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering where he teaches courses in Model-Based Systems Engineering and Systems Engineering Theory and Practice. Prior to joining the Aerospace Corporation, Dr. McKelvin worked at NASA/JPL as a software systems engineer, electrical systems engineer, and a lead fault protection engineer on major flight systems. His interests are in the application of modeling, analysis, and design of engineered systems, including cyber-physical and embedded systems. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley within the Design, Modeling, and Analysis research area (formerly Electronic Design Automation group) and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia.