Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is seeing increased application in the planning and design phase of NASA’s missions.
This webinar will provide an overview of MBSE and its implementation at NASA as Model-Based Mission Assurance (MBMA). Steve Cornford, senior engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will discuss the challenges MBMA faces and Safety and Mission Assurance's (SMA) role in this environment.
In MBSE, a virtual model of the system is created, typically while it is still in the designing and planning phase. The model is used as a singular reference source — a "single point-of-truth" — for system concept, requirements and design, and verification and validation and associated data. By using the MBSE model, SMA personnel will be able to run simulations and tests in real time. In addition to being timelier, Model-Based Mission Assurance (MBMA) promises to be more flexible, quick and cost-effective.