Supporting SysML model generation in early phases of the development process

DS 85-1: Proceedings of NordDesign 2016, Volume 1, Trondheim, Norway, 10th - 12th August 2016

Year: 2016
Editor: Boks, Casper; Sigurjonsson, Johannes; Steinert, Martin; Vis, Carlijn; Wulvik, Andreas
Author: Kößler, Johannes; Paetzold, Kristin
Series: NordDESIGN
Institution: Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany
Section: Systems Design
Page(s): 300-309
ISBN: 978-1-904670-80-3


Within the development of technical systems more and more domains and needs from different stakeholders have to be integrated. Based on that, the Model-based Systems Engineering is becoming more interesting for companies. But the integration of this approach within the existing development process is a difficult task. SysML as a result of the approach of MBSE is a modeling language. It enables the developer to model and visualize a technical system in respect to different perceptions. Currently SysML is mainly being used for the requirements management and their organisation. This paper shows an initial approach, how the integration of more SysML models into the early phases of the development process can be supported. The main goal is to show how existing methods and their results can be used to support the generation of SysML models. Thereby it focuses on the generation of block definition diagrams. These diagrams can serve as a starting point of a more general integration of SysML. Concentrating on a single type of diagrams the integration is accelerated and simplified. In addition not every possible piece of information, which could be stored within block definition diagrams is used. Mainly Meta information based on previous development tasks and results of existing methods is stored in the block definition diagrams. These restrictions limit the amount of data which then can be mapped to block definition diagrams. Based on the mapped data the paper shows possible integrations of the SysML diagrams into the development process. These diagrams can serve as a visualisation of a preliminary structural definition of a system. In addition they can be used for controlling subsequent tasks and structuring the data and information flow.

Keywords: SysML, Development process, model-based system engineering, early design phase, system integration


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