PEO Missiles and Space Systems Engineering Methodology Implementation
Enterprises and System of Systems
One of the key elements of the SERC's research strategy is transforming the practice of systems engineering - "SE Transformation." The goal for SE Transformation is to move from engineering approaches for systems designed for optimal performance against a static set of requirements over long procurement cycles, which is often what we practice today, to approaches that enhance the productivity of engineers to rapidly develop cost effective, flexible, agile systems that can respond to evolving threats and mission needs. The FYl7 National Defense Authorization Act recognized this need for change. In the 2017 NDAA, Sections 805 through 809 are titled the Acquisition Agility Act, which provides new authorities for prototyping, modular open architectures and other mechanisms to rapidly insert advanced technologies in our legacy weapon systems. In addition, Sections 901 reorganizes the Office of the Secretary of Defense to help promote this change.
The Army's Program Executive Officer for Missiles and Space (PEO MS) is interested in new modeling and simulation, and system adaption methods to help achieve these goals.
Future Vertical Lift (FVL) Capability Set 1 (CSI) is a science and technology program outside the DoD 500I series process. Upon successful completion of this program, it will transition thru a Milestone B decision into the DOD 500I series as a program of record. The Joint Attack Munition Systems (JAMS) Project Office will apply Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) methods to the integration of missile and rocket systems onto FVL CS J. Integrating weapons onto a new platform requires weapon characteristics such as plume pressures and temperatures to establish a safe firing distance from the rotorcraft. Transfer alignment, jettison, and weapon release loads are also key design parameters that drive launcher structure sizing. The engineering data and analysis required to support these decisions should become a part of the Model Based Enterprise (MBE) and be integrated into the MBSE approach. The requirements and Interface Control Documents (ICD) will be developed and traceability maintained through the use of MagicDraw coupled with Windchill, a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tool Together these tools will form the core of the Model Based Enterprise for this integration process, which will provide a smooth transition from science and technology into the acquisition process.
ACCOMPLISHMENT OVERVIEW – PROGRESS TOWARDS OBJECTIVES
- MIS-45549 has been imported into MagicDraw.
- Progress has been made on SysML model that will provide the parametric input for the curve fits created last reporting period.
- In communication with Don DeLaurentis and Cesare Guariniello from Purdue University discussing modular open systems architecture (MOSA). Potential connection with this task.