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System Engineering &

®
Architecting with CORE

Omar Canty / Bill Criss


1 March 2007

© 2006 Vitech Corporation. All rights reserved.


Agenda

• Introduction to Vitech Corporation


• Understanding the CORE Framework
– Requirements Management
– Behavioral Analysis
– Physical Analysis
– Verification & Validation
– Documentation
• CORE Product Demonstration
• Questions

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About Vitech

• Vitech Corporation is an industry-leading provider of Model


Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools and solutions
– Vitech has successfully offered MBSE products and services to military
and government agencies, private and public businesses, Fortune 500
firms and universities across the globe since 1992. Vitech provides:
• Software and Support
• Professional Engineering Services
• Model-Based System Engineering Training
• Research and Development
• Active participants and contributors to systems engineering
forums world wide (INCOSE, NDIA, SETE, etc)
• Headquartered in D.C. Metro Area with business partners
located around the globe

The
The CORE
CORE product
product suite
suite delivers
delivers in-depth
in-depth analysis
analysis and
and insight
insight from
from requirements
requirements
definition through architecture to system verification
definition through architecture to system verification

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Why Automate System Engineering?

Constraints Dependencies
Decisions
Verification Risks
Models
Issues Traceability
Validation
Assumptions Interrelationships

Performance Parameters

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The System Engineer’s Dilemma:
Complexity and Synchronization
graph 1
extracted
extracted graph 2 graph
graph
requirements text
text Printed
Printed
requirements graph 3 Reports,
Reports,
Models,
Models, &&
Specifications
Specifications
Source
Source open
open Data
Data
Documents
Documents action
action
Data
Data function
function items
analyses
analyses items
list
list data
data && trade
items trade
items studies
studies

engineering
engineering
traceability
traceability note
list note book
book
list

interface
interface
physical
physical definitions Any
components
definitions Any change
change will
will affect
affect
components something else
something else

System
System Engineer’s
Engineer’s Desktop
Desktop

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The Common SE “Tool Suite” Architecture
Requirements Behavioral Architecture
Verification
Management Analysis Synthesis

Requirements Behavior Physical Verification


Database Database Architecture Database
Database

Drawing
DrawingPackages
Packages
Word
WordProcessors
Processors Drawing
DrawingPackages
Packages Testing
TestingPackages
Packages
Spreadsheets
Spreadsheets
Spreadsheets
Spreadsheets Spreadsheets
Spreadsheets Spreadsheets
Spreadsheets
Simulation
Simulation Packages
Packages

Multiple
Multiple products
products utilizing
utilizing independent
independent databases
databases forces
forces extraordinary
extraordinary
data
data management
management –– andand complicates
complicates the
the original
original SE
SE effort
effort

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The Preferred SE Tool Architecture
Requirements Behavioral Architecture
Verification
Management Analysis Synthesis
Data
Data Data
Data Data
Data Data
Data

Design
Design
Source
Source Data
Data Specifications
Specifications
Material
Material Data
Data

Integrated,
Integrated, Consistent
Consistent Analysis:
Analysis: Complete
Complete Specifications,
Specifications, Project
Project
Documentation, Queries & Models
Documentation, Queries & Models

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Systems Engineering with CORE
Behavior Domain
Source Requirements Domain
Originating requirements Data
Data
trace to behavior

Data
Data

verified by The CORE


System Behavior is allocated to
physical components
Engineering
V&V Domain Repository Architecture Domain
Data
Data Data
Data
Data
Data

verified by

verified by

Originating requirements trace to physical components

Utilizing
Utilizing aa layered
layered approach
approach to
to progressively
progressively clarify
clarify and
and elaborate
elaborate all
all four
four domains
domains
concurrently ensures consistency and completeness.
concurrently ensures consistency and completeness.

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Omar Canty
ocanty@vitechcorp.com

Bill Criss
bcriss@vitechcorp.com

Vitech Corporation
2070 Chain Bridge Rd., Suite 100
Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 883-2270

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