Speaker: Dr. Raymond J Madachy, Professor of Systems Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School | CONTACT
Cost models have been extended for integration with formal Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) methods including SysML, Orthogonal Variability Modeling (OVM), discrete event simulation, and system behavioral modeling with Monterey Phoenix (MP). Relevant case studies for small UAS are continuing as the methods are being refined. Existing models were applied to demonstrate tradeoff analyses, and new models were created to better represent actual conditions empirically observed in practice.
The talk will overview the modeling methods and their interfaces, case studies applied to single system architectures, and current investigations with UAS domain reference architectures developed by AFIT.
Dr. Madachy is currently on sabbatical as a Visiting Professor at the Air Force Institute of Technology. He is learning and conducting research in Unmanned Aerial Systems, flight testing and autonomy.
His books include Software Process Dynamics, co-authoring Software Cost Estimation with COCOMO II, Software Cost Estimation Metrics Manual for Defense Systems, What Every Engineer Should Know about Modeling and Simulation, and is currently writing Systems Engineering Principles for Software Engineers.