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SysML Course: Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) is the formalized application of modeling to support system requirements, design, analysis, verification and validation activities beginning in the conceptual design phase and continuing through development and later life cycle phases.

The Systems Modeling Language was adopted by the OMG in 2006 as a general-purpose systems modeling language for MBSE.

The strength of a modeling language such as SysML is that it facilitates communication not only within systems engineering but across disciplines and across the development life cycle. Many languages have the potential to increase communication, but without an effective guide, they can fall short of that objective.

SysML is best known for its graphical representations based on a semantic foundation for modelling system behavior, requirements, structure, and parametrical elements which are used to integrate with other engineering analysis models using the OML XML Metadata Interchange.

SysML offers systems engineers several noteworthy improvements over the previous standard Unified Modelling Language (UML), which tends to be software-centric. For one thing, SysML’s semantics are more flexible and expressive. SysML reduces UML’s software-centric restrictions and adds two new diagram types, requirement and parametric diagrams. The former can be used for requirements engineering; the latter can be used for performance analysis and quantitative analysis.

Many companies, particularly those in aerospace, telecommunications, defense and automotive, have switched over to SysML. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for example tried SysML in modelling the Ground Data System (GDS) for the Dawn spacecraft. During the project, advantages of SysML modeling were documented, including:

  • The modeling tool understands basic information about the system being described and can be the first line of defense against inconsistency. For example the modeling tool can perform type-checks between interfaces, so if a modeler attempts to draw a connection between two incompatible ports, like 1553 and Ethernet, the tool will flag it.
  • There is the ability to have different views. When describing any system as complex as a spacecraft it is necessary to create multiple views for different audiences and purposes.
  • Maintains consistency across all the views. The advantage of a modeling tool over these presentation or drawing tools is the model itself. If element names or relationships change over time, those changes are automatically propagated to all system views.

Taking the time to learn SysML can pay big dividends for systems engineers and the organizations that hire them.

For systems engineers, SysML basically helps in representing system-related information in universally accepted dynamic diagrams. Before software, systems engineering requirements were documented in sets. In a small system that’s not too difficult to do without too many errors. But with larger systems that’s not an easy task.

SysML Course

Tonex offers SysML Training / Systems Modeling Language Training, a 3-day course that provides technical details of SysML as a systems engineering modeling language. The syntax of SysML is covered and each concept is explained through a number of hands-on practical application workshops and a complete SysML v1.3 Reference Guide.

Who Should Attend

Systems engineers, system modelers, system architects, software engineers, system integrators, analysts and designers, product developers, project leaders and project heads.

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