MBSE Colloquium: Erik Herzog, SAAB, "Implementing MBSE in a Large Organization"

Monday, October 10, 2016
11:00 a.m.
1146 AV Williams Building

Experiences From Implementing Model-Based Systems Engineering in a Large Organization

Erik Herzog
Teaching Fellow, Systems Engineering

SAAB, like many other organisations, is in the transition towards Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE). The long term objective is to radically improve productivity and product quality. As in any large organisation this is a long and stepwise transition. In some areas, like mechanical and electrical CAD, system simulation we believe we have achieved a lot, while in other areas we still have a lot to learn. This presentation will focus on experience gained form introducing MBSE in 5 engineering domains. Why, for instance, was introducing physical systems modelling using Modelica much easier than system architecture modelling using SysML? What factors seem to make a transition to MBSE easy, what are the main complication factors that should be addressed? Moreover what are the key improvement areas for ensuring wide-spread MBSE adoption among systems engineers and acceptance among professionals interacting with systems engineers?

Dr. Erik Herzog is Technical Fellow – Systems Engineering at SAAB Aeronautics and has worked in the Swedish Aerospace and Defence sector for over 20 years. For the last ten years he has been active in improving the systems engineering processes, methods and tools applied in fighter aircraft systems at SAAB. Previously he has been developing systems for helping disabled people, been active in Systems Engineering product data management standardisation, developed large scale live simulation systems, health care systems etc. Erik received his Ph.D. degree in Computer and Information Science from Linköping University in Sweden. In his spare time, Erik is serving as the INCOSE Associate Director – Technical Events, meaning he is in charge of coordinating the technical content of INCOSEs International Workshop and International Symposium.


Audience: Faculty  Staff  Post-Docs  Alumni  Employers 

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