June 25, 2019
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

Engineering Society of Detroit
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Automated Vehicle Standards:

Where We Are Now And Where We Are Going

Dan Bartz

Autonomous Vehicles are coming and unlike products of the  past, standards are being concurrently developed to help both manufacturers, suppliers, regulators and users cope with this.

Dan is leading SAE's On-Road Automated Driving Committee and will update us with all the current state and how it impacts all of us, and how we can get involved.

 Mr. Bartz has been working in the areas of autonomous vehicles and robotics for 19 years at working in the auto, defense and startup communities. He received a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from Kettering University in 2002 and Master's Degree in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon in 2006. He participated in the 2005 and 2007 DARPA Challenges. Daniel serves as Chairperson of the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) On-Road Automated Vehicle committee and Co-Chair of the SAE ORAV Automated Driving Reference Architecture task force.

July 16, 2019
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Engineering Society of Detroit

MBSE Integration:
Why & How To Connect System Models to Engineering Analyses & Simulations

ragon-scott_photoThis presentation will discuss the benefits of an integrated MBSE approach for the design of complex systems, using the CubeSat MBSE case study as an example.  The case study describes an integrated, executable MBSE representation of the Radio Aurora Explorer (RAX) CubeSat mission. The CubeSat system model describes the configuration and properties for various systems and subsystems, and is capable of executing behavior and parametric models for analyzing subsystem functions and states of the spacecraft. It is comprised of a SysML model, a set of analytical models , and a high fidelity space system simulation model.  Behavioral models were executed for a representative RAX mission to study energy state and data collection capabilities.  This work was undertaken to demonstrate the power, scalability, and utility of MBSE tools and methods that are available to help meet the challenge of designing spacecraft missions of ever-increasing complexity.

The presentation will then provide an example of automotive applications, with a collision avoidance case study, in which the logic of the control command system for 'brake/steer' decision contained in the SysML model is tested and validated by a series of scenarios executed using physics-based models.

pheonix-int-logoDr. Ragon holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech and has over 20 years of engineering, modeling and simulation, and design optimization experience. Dr. Ragon joined Phoenix Integration in 2004 and is currently the Director of Technical Business Development. In addition to helping to define Phoenix Integration's technology roadmap, he acts as a strategic technical adviser to Phoenix customers and is responsible for assuring that customers are successful with Phoenix products and services. 

INCOSE Great Lakes 13th Regional Conference

Oct 21-25, 2019
Cleveland, Ohio

The theme of this year's GLRC is "Giant Leaps With Systems Engineering." The conference program will reflect on significant accomplishments of Systems Engineering, including celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Looking ahead to the next 50 years, the GLRC13 will explore the possibilities with systems engineering in meeting the challenges of today and in the future.

See the website for full details.
  Systems Engineering Collage