Aerospace Concepts was represented at the recent Systems Engineering Test and Evaluation 2013 (SETE 2013) conference in Canberra by Dr David Harvey, MBSE Program Manager. Each SETE conference is a highly-valued event by Aerospace Concepts as the premiere forum for systems engineering in Australia. This year’s conference provided a number of opportunities to highlight Aerospace Concepts’ work in advancing the art and science of Model-Based Systems Engineering.
Dr Harvey co-presented with David Long, President of Vitech Corporation, a tutorial on Model Based Systems Engineering – Applied Practical, this presentation was attended a large range of participants from government and industry.
Dr Harvey and David Long also participated in a panel on Model-based Conceptual Design (MBCD) Exploring the opportunities to leverage MBSE methodologies earlier in the capability life-cycle. The panel was moderated by Kevin Robinson, MBCD Working Group Chair, and featured Hamish McCarter, Senior Manager Engineering Services at ElectraNet, George Strengers, Senior Systems Engineer at BAE Systems Australia and Stephen Cook, Professor of Systems Engineering at the University of South Australia. The questions to the panel focused on the value of MBCD, when in the lifecycle it could be used, what are the enablers for MBCD and what are the obstacles (and how we can overcome them). They led to interesting discussion both across the panel and from the large audience.
The conference also provided an opportunity to present three research papers with contributions by Aerospace Concepts staff:
- Theatre of Operations written by Tommie Liddy, Michael Waite, Paul Logan and Dr Dave Harvey;
- MBSE Metamodel – Roadmap for Effective SE Process by Paul Logan, Brett Morris (from DSTO), Dr David Harvey and LCDR Lindsay Gordon (from the Royal Australian Navy).
- Integration Risk Analysis in an MBSE Environment by Despina Tramoundanis and Wayne Power of DSTO and Daniel Spencer of Aerospace Concepts.
SETE 2013 was a highly successful event and Aerospace Concepts looks forward to attending SETE 2014 in Adelaide over 28-30 April 2014.