The rapid evolution of technical capabilities in the systems engineering (SE) community requires constant clarification of how to answer the following questions:
What is Systems Architecture?
How does it relate to Systems Engineering?
What is the role of a Systems Architect?
How should Systems Architecture be practiced?
A perpetual reassessment of concepts and practices is taking place across various systems disciplines at every level in the SE community.
Architecture and Principles of Systems Engineering addresses these integral issues and prepares you for changes that will be occurring for years to come. With their simplified discussion of SE, the authors avoid an overly broad analysis of concepts and terminology. Applying their substantial experience in the academic, government, and commercial R&D sectors, this book is organized into detailed sections on:
Describing ways to improve methods of reasoning and thinking about architecture and systems, the text integrates concepts, standards, and terminologies that embody emerging model-based approaches but remain rooted in the long-standing practices of engineering, science, and mathematics. With an emphasis on maintaining conceptual integrity in system design, this text describes succinct practical approaches that can be applied to the vast array of issues that readers must resolve on a regular basis.
An exploration of the important questions above, this book presents the authors’ invaluable experience and insights regarding the path to the future, based on what they have seen work through the power of model-based approaches to architecture and systems engineering.
Foundations of Architecture and Systems Engineering
Logical and Scientific Approach
Concepts, Standards, and Terminology
Structured Analysis and Design
Modeling Languages, Frameworks, and Graphical Tools
Architecture Modeling Languages
The Systems Modeling Language (SysML)
Graphical Tools (DFD, IDEF0)
Rule and State Modeling
Data and Information Modeling
Introduction to DoDAF and MODAF Frameworks
DoDAF and MODAF Artifacts
Other Architecture Frameworks
Using Architecture Models in Systems Analysis and Design
Modeling FBE-I with DoDAF
Towards System of Systems and Network Enabled Capabilities
Model Driven Architecture
Aerospace and Defense Systems Engineering
Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
Capability Based Acquisition
Advanced Design Methods
FBE-I Concept Model
Air Warfare Model
Long Range Strike System Design