Accession Number:

ADA624596

Title:

An Analysis of SE and MBSE Concepts to Support Defence Capability Acquisition

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION EDINBURGH (AUSTRALIA) DEFENCE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

275.0

Abstract:

System modelling has been an enduring method of enquiry supporting systems analysis and design synthesis in systems engineering for decades. New generation systems modelling tools provide sophisticated modelling capability, coined Model-based Systems Engineering MBSE. The underpinning fundamentals of systems engineering and MBSE are scrutinised in the context of the current Defence capability development process and enterprise architecture initiatives. The capabilities, relevance, and utility of new generation MBSE tools and methodologies are then examined, contrasting Defence and industry perspectives to reveal potential implications for Defence. Potential benefits to Defence are highlighted together with potential issues of concern. Related aspects of software engineering, enterprise engineering, enterprise architecting and operations research are also clarified to assist unravelling some of the complexities and interdependencies between the respective professional disciplines.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE