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Title: Dynamic gate product and artifact generation from system models
Authors: Jackson, Maddalena
Delp, Christopher
Bindschadler, Duane
Sarrel, Marc
Wollaeger, Ryan
Lam, Doris
Keywords: Unified modeling language
Analytical models
Computer architecture
Issue Date: 5-Mar-2011
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2011.
Citation: IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 5, 2011.
Abstract: Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is gaining acceptance as a way to formalize systems engineering practice through the use of models. 12The traditional method of producing and managing a plethora of disjointed documents and presentations (“Power-Point Engineering”) has proven both costly and limiting as a means to manage the complex and sophisticated specifications of modern space systems. We have developed a tool and method to produce sophisticated artifacts as views and by-products of integrated models, allowing us to minimize the practice of “Power-Point Engineering” from model-based projects and demonstrate the ability of MBSE to work within and supersede traditional engineering practices. This paper describes how we have created and successfully used model-based document generation techniques to extract paper artifacts from complex SysML and UML models in support of successful project reviews. Use of formal SysML and UML models for architecture and system design enables production of review documents, textual artifacts, and analyses that are consistent with one-another and require virtually no labor-intensive maintenance across small-scale design changes and multiple authors. This effort thus enables approaches that focus more on rigorous engineering work and less on “PowerPoint engineering” and production of paper-based documents or their “office-productivity” file equivalents
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