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Model-Based Systems Engineering for Capturing Mission Architecture System Processes with an Application Case Study - Orion Flight Test 1Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is an emerging methodology that can be leveraged to enhance many system development processes. MBSE allows for the centralization of an architecture description that would otherwise be stored in various locations and formats, thus simplifying communication among the project stakeholders, inducing commonality in representation, and expediting report generation. This paper outlines the MBSE approach taken to capture the processes of two different, but related, architectures by employing the Systems Modeling Language (SysML) as a standard for architecture description and the modeling tool MagicDraw. The overarching goal of this study was to demonstrate the effectiveness of MBSE as a means of capturing and designing a mission systems architecture. The first portion of the project focused on capturing the necessary system engineering activities that occur when designing, developing, and deploying a mission systems architecture for a space mission. The second part applies activities from the first to an application problem - the system engineering of the Orion Flight Test 1 (OFT-1) End-to-End Information System (EEIS). By modeling the activities required to create a space mission architecture and then implementing those activities in an application problem, the utility of MBSE as an approach to systems engineering can be demonstrated.
Document ID
20150006562
Document Type
Other
External Source(s)
Authors
Bonanne, Kevin H. (Purdue Univ. West Lafayette, IN, United States)
Date Acquired
April 23, 2015
Publication Date
August 1, 2011
Subject Category
Systems Analysis and Operations Research
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
Orion Flight Test 1 (OFT-1)
Mission Systems Architecture Process Modeling
Systems Modeling Language (SysML)