Archive for the 'Modeling' Category

Taming MANET Design with Foresight and OPNET

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

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Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANETs) are a wonderful bit of communications technology, but their complex dynamics make designing them an extreme challenge.  Using Foresight in conjunction with OPNET Modeler gives design teams unprecedented insight into the performance and behavior of their MANET.

Open Virtual Platforms

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

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There are some extremely interesting resources available over at OVPWorld.

MBSE Makes the World a Safer Place

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

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Representatives from MITRE and Northrop Grumman discuss employing Model Based System Engineering on a “Large-Scale, Distributed, Real-Time System” — the next generation airborne Command and Control Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance capability for the U.S. Air Force.  This paper is especially interesting because the authors focus on the project coordination / human issues, as well as the technological challenges.

Synchronizing Executable UML

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

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I found a Google “knol” that presents interesting perspective on modeling time and supporting synchronization in Executable UML.

Model Based Design Saves the U.S. Auto Industry…?

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

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GM is leveraging a model based design process to reduce time to market and manage complexity for their hybrid powertrain development.  This story highlights the power of modeling and simulation to streamline product cycles for extremely complex systems with the most demanding operational requirements.

Model Driven* Best Practices

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

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Markus Völter has published a good article presenting best practices for designing / implementing DSL’s.  It’s well worth a read.

The Power of Simulation

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

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Dr. Joel Orr addresses the question of why using simulation is not a more common practice.  He also lays out a compelling case for making simulation a key component of your design process.

User Scenario Modeling

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

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An interesting article by Michael Daconta touts the considerable benefits of user scenario modeling to develop a clear understanding of a system, before you build it.

Better Models Are a Good Thing

Monday, November 17th, 2008

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Bill Harris posted a very interesting piece on his Facilitated Systems blog. The highlight for me is his excellent discussion covering the benefits of good models.