Model-based System Engineering and use of Digital Twins/Threads are fashionable "catch-phrases" in the industry. These concepts have the potential to significantly improve the quality of the engineering systems (through improved designs and problem detection earlier in the life-cycle) and the time and cost of System Engineering by automating low-level manual labor sub-tasks performed by design engineers.
The “devil is in the details” in successfully implementing MBSE and Digital Twins. Each type of engineering design and analysis has different requirements. Every project is different.
The purpose of this project is to leverage advances in MBSE development technologies pioneered by SPEC Innovations with their cloud-based Innoslate® MBSE product and the advances in engineering design and development of Standard Operating Procedures pioneered by the Center for Air Transportation Systems Research (CATSR) at George Mason University (GMU).
The goal of this project is to develop and demonstrate the application of digital assistants with MBSE and advanced SOP design methods on the design of SOPs.
This project meets the burgeoning need in the industry following recent airliner accidents and joint initiatives undertaken between CATSR/GMU the U.S. and U.K. Navies.
The ASOPDA will be initially applied to NASA's aviation safety programs, but should have applicability to all of NASA's work. Other specific digital assistants using this approach can be developed for other areas and missions, including Artemis. A short-list of general areas includes:
- Mission Control (International Space Station, satellites) - Launch procedures - Extravehicular Activities (EVA) procedures - Space and aircraft maintenance procedures - Medical procedures
SOPs are used by many other organizations for developing and operating aircraft. Some of the organizations that have expressed interest in this kind of digital assistant include:
-U.S. Navy Strategic Warfare Systems - Swiss International Air Lines - Southwest Airlines - United Airlines - Boeing Commercial Aircraft Group (BCAG) - Honeywell Technology Center - Rockwell Collins