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Program meetings typically 2nd Tuesday of month
Time: 6:00-7:00 CST
Food & networking at 5:30

Physical Locations

*Bell Helicopter
*L-3- Arlington
*L-3- Greenville
*Lockheed Martin Aero- Fort Worth
*Lockheed Martin Aero- Palmdale
*Lockheed Martin MFC- Grand Prairie
*Raytheon- McKinney
*Abbott

Check out presentations from previous North Texas INCOSE Chapter Meetings!

Presentations can be found here

Board meetings typically 1st Tuesday of month
Time: 5:30-6:00 CST



Remote Program Access
Contact incose.ntx @ out look . com to be added to our meeting emails.


Upcoming Chapter Events

Chapter Meeting May  12

The Digital Thread, Advanced Manufacturing, and Industry 4.0 by Dr. Don Kinard

Location: Virtual (see chapter newsletter for connection information)

Abstract: Over the past decade or so the digital thread has provided great opportunities to improve engineering and manufacturing products and has allowed unprecedented levels of automation in the aerospace industry. More recently the maturation of the digital thread has provided opportunities to integrate our large IT systems to initiate the start of Industry 4.0, the next industrial revolution, the revolution of data.

Bio: Dr. Don Kinard is a Senior Fellow for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Production Operations and has been with LM for 35 years. Currently Don supports Digital Transformation at Aeronautics as well as programs such as F-35. Prior to his current assignment he was lead for the F-35 Fighter Production System (rate transition) development for F-35 and earlier the Director of F-35 Production Engineering responsible for Joint Strike Fighter Tooling, Planning, Manufacturing Engineering, and Aircraft Systems Testing. Before joining F-35 in 2004 Dr. Kinard held various positions in both Engineering and Manufacturing during his 18 years on the F-22.

Don is also the lead for the LM Corporate Fellow’s Manufacturing Team whose objective is to develop and share engineering, manufacturing, and sustainment technologies throughout all of the LM business units. His technical interests include materials and structures, digital thread integration, Industry 4.0, manufacturing technology, manufacturing system design, and production management. In 2018 Dr. Kinard was named as one of the Smart Industries 50 leaders in digital transformation honoring individuals across industry who are making a difference in their organizations’ pursuit and embrace of digital transformation.

Dr. Kinard earned a bachelor’s degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX and a PhD (Physical Chemistry- Polymers/Composites focused) from Texas A&M University.
 

 


Peterbilt Tour - Postponed

Join us for a factory tour of Peterbilt

Location: 3200 Airport Rd, Denton, TX 75207
Closed toe shoes and pants are required. No shorts or loose clothing. You may bring your own safety glasses if you have them. We will provide safety glasses for those that need them. Prefer you take off watches and jewelry. If you have a metal belt buckle don’t lean against any cabs or trucks.
This event will be for chapter members, their families, and friends. However, children under 16 may not get approval. We are willing to put them on the list and try, but they have denied them in the past. We must provide a list of names by April 24th.


 

 




Chapter Meeting June 9

Early System V&V Using SysML Simulation by Saulius (Saul) Pavalkis, Phd

Location: Virtual (see chapter newsletter for connection information)

Abstract: Webinar demonstrates recent trends in system model execution with SysML to perform early validation and latter architecture and design verification. We will demonstrate system simulation, automated requirements verification, test cases specification and automated execution. We will use Cameo Simulation Toolkit which is integrating pluggable evaluation engines and standards to enable out of the box system model execution and analysis.

NASA perspective on recent trends in executable models: “This is an important development since it requires minimal configuration, can be used earlier in the lifecycle and can evolve as the design matures.”

Full hands-on one day tutorial on system simulation will be provided at MBSE Cyber Experience Symposium at Allen Texas. Reserve your spot at https://mbsecyberexperience2020.com/.

Bio: Saulius (Saul) Pavalkis, Phd - Chief MBSE Solutions Architect at 3DS CATIA | No Magic Cyber Systems Center of Excellence

17 years of experience working on modeling solutions. Working as a chief MBSE solutions architect, consultant, and trainer. Former analyst and PLM products integration manager in R&D department core MagicDraw team with 10 years of experience. Major expertise areas are MBSE, system simulation, SysML. Successfully helping major companies to adopt MBSE.

Major practical expertise areas are MBSE, system simulation, requirements, data interchange, SysML, UML, traceability, modeling solutions, change and configuration management. Helping major companies adopting MBSE: Ford, Boeing, NASA, NGC, Draper, Raytheon, UTAS, BAH, MITRE, L3Harris. Multiple research and practical articles in model-based architecture and analysis at INCOSE, NDIA, etc. Founder of "MBSE Execution" Youtube channel on model simulation and chief editor of a modeling community blog (blog.nomagic.com) dedicated to sharing practical model-based engineering experience. Representative at INCOSE CAB. In 2018 received lifetime achievement in MBSE and Modeling award from No Magic, Inc. “Cameo Award for Modeling, Simulation & Analysis Excellence.”
BS Electronics and telecommunication (Kaunas University of Technology)
MS Telecommunication engineering (Kaunas University of Technology)
PhD Computer Science (Kaunas University of Technology)
OCSMP - OMG-Certified SysML Modeling Professional
OCUP - OMG-Certified UML Professional
ASEP - Associated SE profesional (CSEP is pending).
 

 



2020 MBSE Cyber Experience Symposium

21-24 June 2020 Postponed to 2021

Allen, Texas

Register Here


Chapter Meeting July 14

TBD

Location: Virtual (see chapter newsletter for connection information)

Abstract: TBD.

Bio: TBD.
 

 



Chapter Meeting August 11

TBD by Dr. Long Dong

Location: Virtual (see chapter newsletter for connection information)

Abstract: TBD.

Bio: TBD.
 

 



Chapter Meeting September 8

TBD by Ken Garlington

Location: Virtual (see chapter newsletter for connection information)

Abstract: TBD.

Bio: TBD.
 

 



Chapter Meeting October 13

TBD by Chris Schreiber

Location: Virtual (see chapter newsletter for connection information)

Abstract: TBD.

Bio: TBD.
 

 



Chapter Meeting November 10

TBD by Ursula Christian

Location: Virtual (see chapter newsletter for connection information)

Abstract: TBD.

Bio: TBD.
 

 



Holiday event will be held Friday, December 04, 2020

Location is TBD

Save the date.


 

 



All Events

2019 Annual INCOSE Western States Regional Conference (WSRC)

  • Date:
    Sep 13, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019
    PT
  • Address: 1 LMU Drive
  • Location: Los Angeles, California United States
  • Venue:
    Loyola Marymount University
  • Contact:
  • Website: https://www.incose.org/wsrc2019

2019 Annual INCOSE Western States Regional Conference (WSRC)

Systems Engineering Relevance: Time for a Sea Change!

13-15 September 2019 | Los Angeles, California

Explore the theme and the topics for the WSRC 2019.

The Future State of Systems Engineering, according to the INCOSE Vision 2025, will make significant strides in meeting the challenges and needs of the global environment, human and societal needs, policy and business challenges, as well as the technologies that underlie systems.  Its relevance and influence will go beyond traditional aerospace and defense systems and extend into the broader realm of engineered, natural and social systems. 

WSRC2019 has tracks being formed to address SE Application to Healthcare and Medical Devices and SE in Large Observatories being developed to explore the farthest reaches of the universe. 

Submit your abstracts to explore other traditional and non-traditional areas that benefit or struggle with the application of Systems Engineering.  The call for proposals is now out.  See the Programs link.  Check back often for the latest.

WSRC2019 is for the entire western region of the United States community – not just INCOSE members and not just systems engineers.  Our community is connected by our shared interest in the successful advance of systems vital to our regional and global prosperity.

WSRC2019 will feature an INCOSE SE Professional Development Day (SE PDD).  The SE PDD will be a virtual extension of the conference, with the featured sessions broadcast from LMU to several satellite sites on Saturday the 14th of September. 

For more information, please visit https://www.incose.org/wsrc2019

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