The Modeling and Simulation Interoperability (MSI) Challenge Team is one component of the INCOSE/OMG Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Initiative.
The MSI team is advancing how models interact with each other throughout the system lifecycle to benefit stakeholders.
A key subset of this is interconnecting system specification & design models with multiple engineering analysis and simulation models (e.g., interconnecting SysML-based system models with traditional models including CAD, CAE, reliability, costing, programmatics, PLM, and so on).
In this context “models” range from systems-of-systems models to physical component models and all points in between, including associated models for design, analysis, and simulation, as well as manufacturing, operation, and other lifecycle stages depending on the type of systems involved.
Our main target stakeholders and envisioned measures of success are highlighted here:
Modeling & Simulation End Users (including System Modelers): By learning and applying our team’s patterns and techniques, end users will develop, link, and use models and simulations more effectively (e.g., in ways that are faster, more flexible, more automated, etc.).
Tool Developers: By learning and applying our patterns and techniques, tool developers will develop tools and interfaces more effectively to meet end user needs.
Standards & Specification Developers: By seeing specific examples driven by end user needs, standards developers will have clear illustrations to aid improving current spec versions, as well as enhancements and next-generation advancements for future spec versions.
During Phase 1 our team had these specific objectives:
We achieved these objectives and demonstrated associated techniques and tools via a mechatronics-oriented testbed for an excavator system.
In Phase 2 we refined and extended these objectives to address key needs (per Phase 1 experiences) in these areas:
Specific Phase 2 objectives included these:
We achieved most of these objectives (see Phase 2 report) while some were deferred to Phase 3 or later. This time we demonstrated meeting these objectives via various examples, as well as extending the excavator testbed and adding a mobile robotics testbed.
During Phases 1 and 2 the team scope was largely directed by several common research sponsors. In Phase 3 (Mar 2010 – present) our team has expanded and is more loosely coupled and driven by a wider variety of interests.
Our overall purpose remains the same, and we are seeing exciting progress on a number of fronts. See our INCOSE IW11 presentation for specifics.
|Date||Milestone||Status||Point of Contact|
|2007-01||Initial presentation at IW07 (Albuquerque NM)||completed||Russell Peak|
|2008-01||Status presentation at IW08 (Albuquerque NM)||completed||Russell Peak|
|2008-07||Status presentation at IS07 (Utrecht, Holland)||completed||Russell Peak|
|2008-09||Phase 1 report||completed||Russell Peak|
|2009-01||Status presentation at IW09 (Burlingame CA)||completed||Russell Peak|
|2009-11||Phase 2 report||completed||Russell Peak|
|2010-01||Status presentation at IW10 (Mesa AZ)||completed||Russell Peak|
|2010-06||SysML-Modelica draft spec approved for public comment (RFC)||completed||Chris Paredis|
|2010-09||SysML-Modelica spec - FTF1 chartered||completed||Chris Paredis|
|2010-12||SysML-STK interface - draft1||completed||Manas Bajaj|
|2011-01||Status presentation at IW11 (Phoenix)||completed||Russell Peak|
|2011-01||SysML-STK interface - prototype demo at IW (Phoenix AZ)||completed||Manas Bajaj|
|2011-09||SysML-Modelica spec - FTF2 chartered||completed||Axel Reichwein|
|2012-01||Status presentation at IW12 (Jacksonville FL)||completed||Russell Peak|
|2012-11||SysML-Modelica spec v1.0 release||completed||Axel Reichwein|
|2013-01||Participation at IW13 (Jacksonville FL)||completed||Russell Peak|
|2014-01||Status presentation and related MSI sessions at IW14 (Torrance CA) - Agenda||completed||Russell Peak|
|2015-01||Status presentation and related MSI sessions at IW15 (Torrance CA) - Agenda||wip||Russell Peak|
IW = INCOSE International Workshop
IS = INCOSE International Symposium
FTF = Finalization Task Force
Challenge Team Lead/POC: Russell Peak
|Jeffrey Banks||Northrop Grumman||Jeffrey.Banks@ngc.com|
|Sandy Friedenthal||self (formerly Lockheed)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sean McGervey||Northrop Grumman||Sean.McGervey@ngc.com|
|Leon McGinnis||Georgia Tech||Leon.McGinnis@gatech.edu|
|Chris Paredis||Georgia Tech||Chris.Paredis@gatech.edu|
|Russell Peak||Georgia Tech||Russell.Peak@gatech.edu|
|Axel Reichwein||Georgia Tech||Axel.Reichwein@me.gatech.edu|
Several of our publications and presentations are available on our team web page for Phases 1-2 located here: http://www.pslm.gatech.edu/projects/incose-mbse-msi/.
Over time we will add new ones directly onto the Wiki here.
See above web page.
|MBSE Challenge Team||Collaboration Aspects|
|Space Systems Modeling||SysML parametrics for FireSAT model, SysML-STK interoperability|
|Telescope Modeling||SysML library elements for reference frame concepts|
|Biomedical and Healthcare||SysML-based examples (e.g., ECMO presentation at IW2014)|
|MBSE Activity Team||Collaboration Aspects|
|Methodology and Metrics||Metrics for SysML-based modeling & simulation (e.g., model size, solving time, …)|
|Model Management||SysML parametrics and PLM|
|Modeling Standards||SysML spec, SysML-Modelica mapping spec, UPDM/DoDAF specs|
|System of Systems/Enterprise Modeling||Executable interplay between SysML and UPDM/DoDAF (e.g., parametrics)|
|Other INCOSE Working Groups (WG)||Collaboration Aspects|
|Affordability WG||SysML building blocks for cost modeling (e.g., presentation at IW2014)|