You can view Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) as a natural progression of systems engineering itself.
Model Based Systems Engineering evolved on the mantra to look holistically at the collection of parts that make up systems, rather than part by part.
The evolution of Model Based Systems Engineering has led to how the MBSE approach models complex collections of interrelated part and the software that controls it all. In fact, software systems themselves, no less than physical systems, benefit from Model Based Systems Engineering.
Analysts say that Model Based Systems Engineering, like all engineering, starts with requirements. But a major advantage of Model Based Systems Engineering is the way it combines the various components’ requirements with data on the way they interface.
In the past, the performance as a system was difficult to gage because requirements and interface data were only loosely coupled. The digital twin – the principal artifact of Model Based Systems Engineering – incorporates this data so that engineers can test performance and potential pitfalls without a physical prototype.
In a Model Based System Engineering approach, requirements are also tied to those interfaces, or to the behavior or the structure.
It’s also important to understand that a large and competitive base of MBSE tools exists that let engineers design and visualize systems using a common language and architecture known as SysML.
While Model Based Systems Engineering could be called hardcore engineering at its essence, its output can help engineers answer program, acquisition and business questions.
Want to learn more? Tonex offers Introduction to Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), a 2-day course where participants learn about modeling, modeling applied to systems engineering, Systems Modeling Language (SysML) application and more.
Participants will learn how MBSE is applied and how modern system engineering uses models to create structural and dynamic artifacts for conops, system requirements, design, architecture, analysis verification and validation activities.
Through case studies and examples, participants will discover application of modeling to systems engineering, the model-based approach to analysis, requirements, design and testing.
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