Skill Level: Open to all.
This 1-day course provides a broad overview of the processes, practices, tools and techniques that comprise the emerging discipline of model-based systems engineering (MBSE). 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. The course concludes with a short hands-on exercise to get the feel for how MBSE tools are used in a practical project context.
This course is for practitioners interested in gaining a broad overview of the MBSE discipline. 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.
The course is aimed at those totally new to MBSE who want a broad overview of the topic without having to learn grammar and syntax of any specific modeling language. 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 a basic foundation in the subject without diving into the details of application and model development. Some basic understanding of systems engineering principles and processes is assumed.
Systems Engineering Competencies
- SE 1.1 Stakeholder Expectation Definition & Management
- SE 1.2 Technical Requirements Definition
- SE 1.3 Logical Decomposition
- SE 1.4 Design Solution Definition
- SE 2.1 Product Implementation
- SE 2.2 Product Integration
- SE 2.3 Product Verification
- SE 2.4 Product Validation
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