Aerospace & defense systems engineering undergoes digital transformation with MBSE

Aerospace & defense systems engineering undergoes digital transformation with MBSE

Join peers – including aerospace and defense executives, engineering managers, systems engineers, and others – for a half day of speakers and sessions on MBSE on Nov. 14, 2018 in El Segundo, Calif. (roughly three miles from Los Angeles International Airport, LAX).
A growing number of organizations, including leading aerospace and defense (A&D) companies, are implementing model-based systems engineering (MBSE), a practice developing and exploiting a set of related system models that help define, design, and document a system under development – and reaping the benefits of not only increased productivity, agility, and efficiency, but also time and cost savings.


Take part in a free, informative seminar -- MBSE: Digitally Transforming your Development Process -- on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Seating is limited; register online today to reserve your seat. 

 
Describing a complex methodology in the simplest terms, MBSE uses models as the primary means of information exchange between engineers, compared to traditional document-based data exchange, throughout the systems engineering and systems integration life cycle. Digital transformation – also often referred to as digitization or digitalization – refers to the transition away from traditional, document-based information exchange in favor of one focused on domain models and simulations.
 
A great many MBSE success stories exist across the global aerospace and defense community today. Raytheon in Waltham, Mass., was an early adopter of MBSE and, having achieved 25 percent productivity gains, continues to be a strong proponent of the methodology for streamlining and modernizing systems engineering and systems integration applications.

A growing number of organizations, including leading aerospace and defense (A&D) companies, are implementing model-based systems engineering (MBSE), a practice developing and exploiting a set of related system models that help define, design, and document a system under development – and reaping the benefits of not only increased productivity, agility, and efficiency, but also time and cost savings.

An even larger number of aerospace and defense firms are anxious to benefit from the latest digital innovations – including MBSE, data analytics, digital twins, the Internet of Things (IoT), and blockchain technologies – yet aren’t certain where to begin.
 
A free, half-day seminar is designed to help aerospace and defense professionals:
  • Gain a solid understanding of MBSE, its short- and long-term benefits, and resources available to assist in digital transformation
  • Overcoming challenges around MBSE implementation
  • Transitioning your development process away from spreadsheets and legacy tools
  • Integrating data to manage and develop complex systems
  • Visualizing and tracing extended chains of connection across a total system model
  


“Whether you’re connecting data across multiple platforms, coordinating teams from different disciplines, or aligning stakeholders, having a single digital model of the system across multiple tools and repositories is essential,” Jama Software officials say.
 
Digitally transform your development process: Join your peers – including aerospace and defense executives, engineering managers, systems engineers, and others – for a half day of speakers and sessions on MBSE. Jama Software, Intercax, OpsHub, and SAE International have partnered to bring this free, informative opportunity to the aerospace and defense community.  
 
The agenda for the half-day event – to be held on Nov. 14, 2018 in El Segundo, Calif. (roughly three miles from Los Angeles International Airport, LAX) – follows:
 
Agenda:
8:00-8:30 a.m.: Registration & Breakfast
8:30-8:40 a.m.: Welcome
8:40-9:40 a.m.: MBSE: What is it and Where is it Going?
9:40-10:45 a.m.: Enterprises Modernize Systems Engineering Toolsets
10:45-10:55 a.m.: Coffee break
10:55 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Using Data & Behavior Change to Optimize your Product Development Process 
12:00-12:30 p.m.: Lunch
12:30-1:00 p.m.: Panel discussion and Q&A
1:00-1:30 p.m.: Closing
 
Location: 
Cambria Hotel
Room: Hearst I & II
199 Continental Blvd., El Segundo, CA 90245I
Free parking and WIFI are available onsite.

A growing number of organizations, including leading aerospace and defense (A&D) companies, are implementing model-based systems engineering (MBSE), a practice developing and exploiting a set of related system models that help define, design, and document a system under development – and reaping the benefits of not only increased productivity, agility, and efficiency, but also time and cost savings. 

Session Descriptions:
MBSE: What is it and Where is it Going?
Dirk Zwemer, President of Intercax 
Even as the idea of MBSE has growing acceptance across the world, the nature of MBSE is changing. This presentation will explore some of these changes — from local applications to enterprise services, from SysML 1.x to SysML 2.0, from isolated systems engineering groups to the entire engineering organization. We will use Syndeia, the MBSE interoperability platform from Intercax, to illustrate how teams are building system models distributed across diverse arrays of engineering software tools and applying IT innovations like graph databases to find and share system data effectively. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of some of the benefits and challenges of deploying MBSE.

OpsHub Enables Enterprises Modernize Their Systems Engineering Toolsets 
Vibhuti Bhushan, VP of Product and Marketing, OpsHub 
With enterprises now moving towards modern system engineering practices for better productivity and collaboration, legacy systems are no more relevant to them. The challenge, however, lies in introducing modern tools in the existing ecosystem or replacing the legacy systems without causing severe disruption. OpsHub Integration Manager helps enterprises overcome these challenges and seamlessly integrate modern tools into the existing ecosystem. It also helps migrate to a modern system engineering infrastructure with complete context and traceability and zero system downtime, in an instantaneous as well as a phased manner. 

Using Data & Behavior Change to Optimize your Product Development Process 
Robin Calhoun, Senior Product Manager, Jama Software 
Access to more, “big” data was promised to fix many challenges of product development. But data on its own is a distraction. Data supporting specific behaviors in people — making better decisions, collaborating, capturing and sharing knowledge and ideas — that’s where the future value will be found.

Tools exist that allow people to share a source of truth, integrate across tools, collaborate iteratively, and capture history. The hard part is actually getting people to change how they work and use data to work more effectively. How do you know when it’s working? When is the cost of changing your tools and process worth the effort? Hear Robin Calhoun, Senior Product Manager at Jama Software share the types of useful behavior changes you should look to trigger with the data to optimize your product development process, and a roadmap for applying those changes. See why leveraging integrations, modern requirements management, and more human-aware development processes will be the future of work.
  

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Working on MBSE in aerospace and defense? Wrestling with MBSE challenges? Have MBSE and aerospace wisdom to share for the greater good of the industry? You're invited to get involved with SAE International -- contact courtney.howard@sae.org to contribute and add your voice to the growing body of knowledge.
 
Courtney E. Howard is editorial director and content strategist at SAE International, Aerospace Products Group. Contact her by e-mail at courtney.howard@sae.org

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