Transforming Systems Engineering through Model-Centric Engineering
Technical Report,02 Sep 2016,28 Feb 2018
Stevens Institute of Technology, Systems Engineering Research Center Hoboken United States
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This is the final technical report of the Systems Engineering Research Center SERC research task RT-170. This research task RT addresses research needs extending prior efforts under RT-48118141157 that informed us that Model-Centric Engineering1 MCE is in use and adoption seems to be accelerating. Model-centric engineering can be characterized as an overarching digital engineering approach that integrates different model types with simulations, surrogates, systems and components at different levels of abstraction and fidelity across disciplines throughout the lifecycle. Industry is trending towards more integration of computational capabilities, models, software, hardware, platforms, and humans-in-the-loop. The integrated perspectives provide cross-domain views for rapid system level analysis allowing engineers from various disciplines using dynamic models and surrogates to support continuous and often virtual verification and validation for tradespace decisions in the face of changing mission needs.
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