INCOSE Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Challenge: Modeling & Simulation Interoperability (MSI) Team Status Update [with Mechatronics Applications]
Peak RS, et al. (2009-02) INCOSE Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Challenge: Modeling & Simulation Interoperability (MSI) Team Status Update [with Mechatronics Applications]. INCOSE Intl Workshop, San Francisco.
This presentation highlights Phase 1 results from an excavator testbed that interconnects simulation models with associated diverse system models, design models, and manufacturing models. It then focuses on work-in-process status for Phase 2, including overview of a mobile robotics testbed and a SysML-driven demonstration. The overall goal is to enable advanced model-based systems engineering (MBSE) in particular and model-based X (MBX)  in general. Our method employs SysML as the primary technology to achieve multi-level multi-fidelity interoperability, while at the same time leveraging conventional modeling & simulation tools including mechanical CAD, factory CAD, spreadsheets, math solvers, finite element analysis (FEA), discrete event solvers, and optimization tools. This work is sponsored by several organizations including Deere and Lockheed and is part of the Modeling & Simulation Interoperability Team  in the INCOSE MBSE Challenge (with applications to mechatronics as an example domain).
 The X in MBX includes engineering (MBE), manufacturing (MBM), and potentially other scopes and contexts such as model-based enterprises (MBE).