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August 18, 2010: Architecture Design, Simulation and Visualization Using SysML

by Communications Team on August 20, 2010  •   Print This Post Print This Post   •   

Speaker: Gundars Osvalds, Senior Principal Enterprise Architect Northrop Grumman


Gundars Osvalds started his lecture explaining how he’s being doing architecture for the past 20 years. But it was out of his frustration with implementing these various architectures that his desire for betters tools was born. He explained the myriad advantages of using Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and using the SysML (a standard developed by Object Modeling Group and INCOSE) to document an architecture. The best part is the ability to simulate the system during the design phase, allowing the stakeholders insight into the implementation concept. He went on to talk about Black Box: Conceptual Model and the White Box: Logical and Visualization (an Northup Grumman addition) Models. SysML also provides requirements traceability and Use Cases in order to provide context to the system being designed. At the end he showed a Visualization video of the program he was working. Very impressive indeed.

Check it out by downloading the presentation slides Osvalds Presentation here.

Mr. Osvalds spoke to a packed house with over 42 in the audience, eager to hear what he had to share. The new student chapter added a significant amount to the total. Another successful diner meeting.

Osvalds getting gift

At the end of the lecture, Programs Director Don York says thanks to Mr. Osvalds by providing a mug inscribed with an Chesapeake Chapter INCOSE logo and a memory stick.

Osvalds with Students

Gundars Osvalds with members of the newly formed Student INCOSE Chapter
Back Row: Cory Maynard, Felix Mercado, Carl Shek, Trey Jones, Matt Dixon

Front Row: Matthew Alexander, Gundars Osvalds, Jeffrey Banks

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Another great dinner amidst dozens of conversations and networking opportunities. The lecture and door prize “give away” rounded out another wonderful meeting.

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