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Model Based System Engineering




10 Days

About the Course

Model based engineering (MBE), and the related concept of model based systems engineering (MBSE), are areas of interest for many engineering organisations. MBE is seen as a way of better handling the increasing product complexity.

This course is delivered in three modules split over several sessions.

The International Council of Systems Engineers (INCOSE) outlined a compelling case for MBE in their Vision 2035 report. Vision 2035 outlined the key challenge facing engineering developing as ever increasing product complexity.

This increase in complexity is occurring against a backdrop of ever increasing social expectations (safety, security, reliability, environmental concerns) and within a world of diminishing resources (scarcity of skilled engineers, limited time-to-market, reduced product development funding, diminishing raw materials).

MBE is seen as one of the key means for tackling these challenges; enabling engineers organisations to become more efficient and productive when working in an increasingly complex world.

One of the key challenges wit MBE is getting started. MBE is a large and complex subject and comes with a high barrier to entry. This challenge is often exacerbated by there being very limited training on offer on the subject of MBE.

Often the training that exists is provided by tool vendors or consultants with limited practical experience of using MBE in the real world. Adiuvo have significant experience of using MBE techniques across a range of complex defence and aerospace projects. Adiuvo are therefore please to be able to offer a range of MBE training courses that aim to lower the barrier for entry to MBSE.

Concepts in MBE (2 days):

• What is MBE and what are its benefits
• The principles of MBE
• The types of MBE
• An introduction to MBE tools and techniques
• Process, competencies and methodologies
• Getting started with MBE
• The challenges to MBE adoption and organisational adoption strategies
• MBE case study

A practical introduction to model based systems engineering (5 days):

• An overview of MBSE
• Concepts in system architecture
• An introduction to SysML
• A basic SysML based methodology for MBSE
• Practical sessions to develop a basic system model using SysML

An introduction to MBE for software and FPGA development (3 days):

• An overview of how MBE can be used to develop FPGA and software
• A simple methodology for model based FPGA and SW development
• Architecting FPGA and SW using SysML
• An introduction to the detailed design of FPGA and SW using Simulink
• Model based verification
• Automation and scripting

Your Instructor

Richard Harriss

Dr Richard Harriss is an expert in the development of high-integrity electronic systems for both aerospace and space applications. Richard graduated from Oxford University with an undergraduate degree in Physics and hold a PhD in optoelectronics. Richard has over a decade of experience of working in the electronics industry, having worked in roles covering systems engineering, FPGA development, and engineering project management. Richard is a deep expert in the design of high-integrity video processing and camera systems, combining his PhD in optoelectronics with significant industry experience. Richard is also a skilled practitioner of model-based engineering (MBE), having significant experience with both Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and Model Based Design (MBD) for FPGA.

Richard Harriss


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