Applied Model-based Systems Engineering


Applied Model-based Systems Engineering

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A Hands-on Approach to Understanding the Processes, Practicalities and Potentials for your Projects

Course Description:

This 3-4 day tailorable course provides a broad introduction to the what, why and how of the processes, practices, tools and techniques that comprise the emerging discipline of model-based systems engineering (MBSE). The course makes extensive use of “learn by doing” through hands-on exercises. The focus is on six central themes that comprise the unique advantages MBSE offers—Capturing, Connecting, Controlling, Communicating, Collaborating and Cycling. The current state of modeling languages (UML, SYSML, LML, and others), ontologies, architectural frameworks and tools are examined. From this foundation, the course then focuses on examining each key part of systems engineering–Design, Manage, and Realize. Participants are guided through how to build a system model “from scratch” leveraging design patterns and other techniques. A “graduation exercise” asks participants to build their own model for a system of their choice. With over 3,000 alumni, this course is designed for practicing systems engineers, payload principle investigators, subsystem engineers or project managers involved with any phase of the space mission life cycle who are curious about application of MBSE to their projects.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

Define key systems engineering terms
✦ Explain fundamental systems engineering principles
✦ Apply systems engineering tools and techniques to solve specific design, manage and realization challenges
✦ Develop relevant systems engineering artifacts for a given scenario that captures and communicates design, systems management and system realization decisions

✦ Designing Systems
    • Stakeholder Expectations and Requirements
    • Operations Concept and Mission Architecture Development
    • Technical Requirements Engineering
    • Logical Decomposition & Physical Solutions
✦ Managing the System Engineering Processes
    • Technical Planning
    • Interface Management
    • Risk Management
    • Configuration & Technical Data Management
    • Technical Decision Analysis
    • Systems Engineering Management Planning
    • Technical Reviews
✦ Realizing Systems
    • System Implementation (buying/building/re-using)
    • System Integration
    • System Verification & Validation
    • System Transition and DevOps
✦ Detailed End-to-End Case Study
✦ Hands-on Exercises

Each participant will receive:
• A complete set of course notes with copies of all slides used in the presentations
• An e-copy of the Applied Space Systems Engineering textbook


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