Skill Level: Open to all.
This 2-day course provides a broad overview of the processes, practices, tools and techniques that comprise the emerging discipline of model-based systems engineering (MBSE), with a greater focus on application for the user and practitioner. The course begins with a review of the systems engineering framework and protocols that establish the context for MBSE practice. We then examine the evolution of MBSE from paper to software and briefly review the concept and usages of modeling languages (UML, SYSML, LML, etc.) and tools. The course focuses on the key value propositions MBSE offers-Capturing, Connecting, Controlling, Communicating, Collaborating and Cycling-with specific examples, lessons learned from applications in NASA and commercial projects. Application of MBSE to develop and deliver artifacts in support of all 17 processes that comprise the NASA Systems Engineering "engine" across the program/project lifecycle are examined in detail. The course includes a series of hands-on exercises to explore MBSE tool use and application in a practical project context.
This course that begins with a broad overview and then takes practitioners' understanding farther by focusing on the application of MBSE. It can be delivered as a stand-alone course or as part of a modular, concurrently delivered three-day series featuring all three MBSE courses.
This course is intended for practicing systems engineers, payload principal investigators, subsystem engineers or project managers involved in any phase of the space mission life cycle who are curious about application of MBSE to their projects and are seeking both a basic foundation in the subject as well as an appreciation of for practical applications in their own programs/projects. Some basic understanding of systems engineering principles and processes is assumed.