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specification and design of electrical flight system architectures with sysmlModern space flight systems are required to perform more complex functions than previous generations to support space missions. This demand is driving the trend to deploy more electronics to realize system functionality. The traditional approach for the specification, design, and deployment of electrical system architectures in space flight systems includes the use of informal definitions and descriptions that are often embedded within loosely coupled but highly interdependent design documents. Traditional methods become inefficient to cope with increasing system complexity, evolving requirements, and the ability to meet project budget and time constraints. Thus, there is a need for more rigorous methods to capture the relevant information about the electrical system architecture as the design evolves. In this work, we propose a model-centric approach to support the specification and design of electrical flight system architectures using the System Modeling Language (SysML). In our approach, we develop a domain specific language for specifying electrical system architectures, and we propose a design flow for the specification and design of electrical interfaces. Our approach is applied to a practical flight system.
Document ID
20130009110
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
McKelvin, Mark L., Jr.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Jimenez, Alejandro
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 27, 2013
Publication Date
June 19, 2012
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance
Meeting Information
AIAA Infotech 2012(Garden Grove, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
specifications
Systems Modeling Language (SysML)
designs
architecture
electrical flight systems