Touchstones of System Design

The primer addresses the basic concepts of model-based systems engineering. It covers the model, language, behavior, process, architecture, and verification and validation. It is a call to the consideration of the foundational principles behind those concepts.

What is a System


Systems exist wherever these three parts are present: parts, relationships, and a purpose.

WHAT IS SYSTEMS ENGINEERING?


Systems engineering is concerned with the design, building, and use of systems composed of concrete entities such as engines, machines, and structures. It is equally concerned with business systems, which are composed of processes.

WHAT IS A MODEL?


Models are common to human experience as aids for understanding the way the world works.

WHAT IS MODEL-BASED SYSTEMS ENGINEERING?


Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) is fundamentally a thought process. It provides the framework to allow the systems engineering team to be effective and consistent right from the start of any project.