Model-Based Systems Engineering

Implementing Model-Based Systems Engineering to Solve Next-Generation Space Problems

Whether you are turning to Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) to give you greater requirements fidelity or for improved process integration, Vencore can provide the knowledge and experience to transition your organization‘s processes from document-centric and stove piped to collaborative and integrated.

Using IBM’s integrated suite of Rational® tools, we are able to provide the necessary configuration management and traceability that is imperative to MBSE. All data is organized in applications that can be configured for an organization’s needs and built on a platform that provides traceability between data from different systems engineering disciplines. The integration of the applications is “out of the box” with no coding needed, and multiple processes can be utilized without compromising the integration. With Vencore’s MBSE solution you will realize improved team alignment and enable feedback and learning.

Benefits of Model-Based Systems Engineering:

Detect Defects Earlier to Reduce Risks
Executable models are imperative in defect detection earlier in the system engineering lifecycle, acting as a digital twin of the physical system that is intended. Our solution provides a well-built and executable model that can indicate potential faults during design rather than on the factory floor where the cost of re-engineering and the impact to your organization’s capabilities multiply. Additionally, “what if” analysis and excursions can be done without the overhead of recreating system engineering artifacts, allowing you to see the true impact of change in a more time effective, efficient manner–helping your organization not only build the right system but build that system right.

Consistent, Accurate and Reusable Models
We use the Rational Rhapsody with Rational Design Manager (DM) and its System Modeling Language (SysML) as a common language to ensure consistent, accurate and reusable models and views. The accompanying DM tool additionally enables the configuration management of architecture artifacts as well as web-based insight into the products as they are being developed.

Accelerate Development Schedules
We provide integrated, configuration managed requirements, test plans and cases which allows for testing to be managed for multiple versions of a product concurrently and in context. A complete picture of testing progress linked to requirements can be generated to aid in tracking. Linked artifacts are used to inform all processes of change across the lifecycle to ensure all related data can be updated in a timely manner. Our solution provides a library of artifacts that can all be reused, either in whole or in part, to accelerate the planning and design of a new capability.

Opportunities for Cost Reduction and Avoidance
MBSE allows for the early verification of engineering data, as well as the ability to identify changes earlier and more efficiently during the system engineering lifecycle, which can reduce costly barriers and accelerate innovation. By minimizing complexities and risk, organizations have the opportunity to avoid unnecessary overhead and save time and money.

Improved Collaboration and Oversight
With all data being stored centrally, we can provide real-time enterprise operational status within common dashboards, giving leadership and stakeholders insight into the health and status of the organization. They can then drill down into each project or process to broaden understanding.

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