Arlington, VA (October 31, 2017) – Millennium is expanding our efforts to market our Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and Model Based System Development (MBSD) capabilities, having been developed over the past decade to now leverage into new markets. Millennium promotes a more comprehensive view of MBSE and MBSD, recognizing that MBSE constitutes an end-to-end lifecycle process that is simulation-driven, in order to support requirements and functional analysis/allocation, system analysis and control, and systems engineering management through design, integration, test, qualification, acceptance and product support. The system “models” are formulated as visual diagrams using Universal Modeling Language (UML) and Systems Modeling Language (SysML), as per the Object Management Group (OMG) standards. The UML/SysML diagrams are then seamlessly transformed into a “behavioral simulation” architecture in Simulink to enable graphical programming of algorithmic functionality. This provides the ability to quantitatively assess the degree to which the system requirements are satisfied by each system concept or subsystem alternative, enabling an iterative systems analysis-and-control process to converge to a requirements-compliant near-optimal system concept.
The benefits of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and Model-Based Development (MBD) have been widely demonstrated and reported, but there is often misunderstanding about the process and application of the computer-aided engineering (CAE) software tools that support it. To share our experience and knowledge regarding how MBSE and MBSD can most efficiently be adopted by engineering organizations, Larry Foor and Mike Briggs collaborated to submit an abstract to the 2017 EnergyTech Conference INCOSE-sponsored session (Oct 31 through Nov 3, 2017, Cleveland, OH) for a technical paper titled “Adopting Model-Based Systems Engineering and Model-Based Development.” The abstract was accepted by the conference reviewers and then prepared by Mike Briggs, Brian Ladson, and Joshua Spiegel and presented at the conference by Mr. Briggs and Mr. Ladson. Mr. Briggs also participated in panel discussion on Model Based Systems Engineering, which was recorded as a video for future presentation on the INCOSE website.
In addition to addressing adoption of the MBSE and MBSD processes and tools, this paper also recognizes the synergy between these processes. MBSD apples many of the same tools as MBSE to drive design, development, integration, and test/verification. In the context of this background, the paper makes clear that transition to the Model-Based paradigm requires a well-planned strategic approach. The paper includes specific success stories from the authors’ experiences leading aerospace projects that applied Model-Based System Engineering and Development adoption and adaptation. The paper manuscript was submitted to INCOSE for publication consideration.