Variability and Configuration Principles for Simulation Models in Product Line Development
2010 (English)In: Proceedings of the 7th European Systems Engineering Conference, EuSEC 2010: Systems Engineering & Innovation / [ed] INCOSE, 2010, 15- p.Conference paper (Other academic)
This paper defines the challenges and needs related to Configuration Management of large scale aeronautical simulation systems, where the MBSE approach is a guiding force. The basic problem is to support modeling and simulation of all variants of a product line. The simulation models may be used in (at least) three different contexts; development, verification and training, each with their specific objectives.
Assumptions and basic components of the research issue are as follows: There exists a defined product line. The product line is modeled with respect of
- Configuration; for certification, delivery, and maintenance in a PDM/PLM context
- Behavior; for development, verification and training in a simulation context
Configurable simulation models are developed and maintained to represent parts/modules of the product line as well as the environment where the products operate. Each simulation model included in any utilized simulation system can be viewed as a module in a (simulation product) platform. The modular models are stored in a model library for easy access and inclusion in a simulation system. Every model must be configurable in at least three dimensions; representation, usage and implementation. They will represent a specific product within the product family, they will be used in some of the three contexts (development, verification and training) and they will be implemented in a specific simulation platform/architecture.
Management of configurable simulation models in the described context is an increasingly challenging activity. Supporting systems and methods for configuration and integration of models and simulation systems are not mature and do not scale up. To view the model set as a Software Product Line representing the Product Line of the end products is an approach to more stringent map the simulation models to the real product/system. A concept of a structured ConfiguratioN datA object (CNA-string) is introduced as a means to integrate configuration information and to be used for simulation set-up purposes. Application example in the work is the light weight fighter aircraft Saab 39 Gripen.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. 15- p.
MBSE, PDM, PLM, CSM, Simulation
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60818OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-60818DiVA: diva2:359281
7th European Systems Engineering Conference EuSEC 2010. Systems Engineering and Innovation, Stockholm, Sweden, May 23–26