TGCC Chapter Meeting August 2017
Verification and Validation Analysis and Visualization Tools using MBSE
Kimberly A. Simpson and Marc A. Sarrel
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Timothy K. Brady
Johnson Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Documents have typically been main conveyers of information and the authoritative source for system verification and validation (V&V) plans and activities. Difficulties lie in the management of a document-based V&V process because there are inherent interdependencies between integration and test schedules, test environments, requirements and verification activities. Additionally, as systems complexity increases, system-level (V&V) is often no longer performed using dedicated, localized test environments. Emulators, simulators, test harnesses, and/or software required may be widely distributed and involve a variety of test engineers and equipment distributed around the country. Each facility may have test equipment and software of varying degrees of fidelity. No single facility may exist that brings together the highest fidelity equipment. Distributed facilities may have only loose network connections between them, if any.
Mr. Tim Brady
NASA, INCOSE TGCC Vice President
Mr. Brady has over 30 years of experience at NASA. He has worked in the NASA Engineering and Safety Center’s (NESC) Systems Engineering Office at JSC since December 2007. In this assignment, he provides NESC support to the International Space Station and Orion Multi-Purpose Crewed Vehicle Programs. He also participates in NASA initiatives to advance systems engineering capability within the agency.
Prior to this assignment, Mr. Brady worked in the NASA Headquarters Office of the Chief Engineer. During this year-long assignment, his primary focus was supporting improvement of Systems Engineering development at NASA. Mr. Brady has also worked in the Space Shuttle Orbiter Project Office as the Project Manager responsible for developing flight hardware to perform on-orbit tile repair on the Space Shuttle. Mr. Brady has extensive experience related to the development of extravehicular activity (EVA) flight equipment.
Mr. Brady earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame and Master of Science degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Kentucky.