October 2011 Highlight
Major upgrade to Systems Engineering Standard Adopted
A major upgrade to the Systems Modeling Language (SysML) for system modularization passed the primary hurdles to adoption at the Object Management Group, led by Conrad Bock of the Engineering Laboratory. The upgrade addresses manufacturing industry requirements for defining reusable system components and component interconnections, to simplify the design of complex systems. Bock developed and presented modifications to SysML, led discussions for agreement, and prepared ballots for approval of the SysML Revision Task force, which included representatives of Deere & Company, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, AirBus, International Council on Systems Engineering, U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, IBM, MathWorks, and other SysML/UML vendors.
Contact: Conrad Bock, 301-975-3818
Program: Systems Integration for Manufacturing and Construction Applications/Systems Engineering