Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Morgan State University
ENGAGE MSU STUDENTS IN RESEARCH OF MODEL-BASED SYSTEMS ENGINEERING WITH APPLICATION TO NASA SOUNDING ROCKET MISSION
Large and complex system or systems-of-systems (SoS) design requires efficient collaboration between interdisciplinary teams of engineers. The engineers must communicate effectively with each other and the finished project or system must be reliable and robust. Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is a useful and effective systems engineering approach, which emphasizes the application of rigorous visual modeling principles and practices the systems engineering activities throughout the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Using MBSE methods and tools allows a unified representation of the system in a model that enables a highly related level of details. In this research, we engage Morgan State University (MSU) engineering students in the study of MBSE application to NASA’s sounding rocket mission, with the help of the engineers at Goddard Space Flight Center and Wallops Flight Center. Through this effort, the MSU students can significantly enhance their knowledge about systems engineering and the application to a complex system development process.