Amentum launches Model Based Systems Engineering center
Germantown, MD-based Amentum announced March 16 the opening of its Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Collaboration Center near Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane, IN.
As the nation’s adversaries gain access to new technologies, they get better and faster; our warfighters now face tougher and more complex challenges than ever before. Amentum’s state-of-the-art lab and training center brings together the top private-sector and government engineers, the latest tools, and advanced digital domain models to enhance collaboration and to visual solutions to defeat emerging threats.
The center creates new engineering capabilities to benefit the greater Department of Defense (DoD) customer base in the application and practice of MBSE and related digital tools.
“Amentum is a market leader in Electromagnetic Spectrum systems engineering and is known for providing engineering at the cutting edge, designing innovative approaches to systems and sensor integration,” said Jill Bruning, president of Amentum’s Intelligence, Systems Engineering, Security, Services and Solutions (IS4) strategic business unit. “We bring the team. We integrate technology. And now this new center leverages these market strengths to benefit our customers. Our top engineers are using the latest systems and tools in collaboration with government engineers and program managers to solve problems for our warfighters and those in harm’s way around the world.”
Paralleling the 2018 DoD Digital Engineering Strategy, and the INCOSE 2020 MBSE Initiative, Amentum is transforming current document-based engineering practices to integrated digital engineering practices for the challenges which benefit from a fully digital design and development environment. MBSE moves the record of authority from design documents to the digital environment by creating and integrating digital domain “visual” models as the primary means of information exchange between engineers and stakeholders. The models enable engineering teams to more readily understand design-change impacts, communicate design intent, perform and verify end-to-end design traceability, and analyze and simulate system design before it is built.
“When the lives of warfighters depend on these systems and the seamless integration of sensors and systems from numerous vendors, we want to provide the capability for the top engineers to access the best tools and techniques, even in a post-COVID environment,” Bruning said.
The MBSE Collaboration Center features laboratories equipped with software tools, training, and certification in the use of MBSE tools, modeling methodologies, frameworks, and ontologies. Its training cells include computer systems; servers; MBSE and MBE software; simulation tools; presentation panels; and links to prototyping tools. Training, certification, educational resources, and development and sharing of MBSE best practices are cornerstones of the Center’s offerings.