May 10, 2017

Atlanta has suffered a series of out-of-the-ordinary traffic crises recently. In addition to the opening of a new baseball stadium and pavement buckling in I20, the collapse of an elevated section of highway I85 after a fire broke a major connection between the northern suburbs and central Atlanta, including the Georgia Tech campus.  Intercax fortuitously

May 2, 2017

In Part 1 and Part 2 of MBE for Electronics series, we captured the high-level functional objectives and architecture of our system using SysML and a Model-Based Engineering approach. In this part, we’ll study how the SysML model connects to mechanical CAD (MCAD) and simulation tools through an MBE interoperability platform, Syndeia, and how the graph network of connections

April 21, 2017

Electronic product developers have extraordinarily powerful software design tools at their command, but high-level hardware and software architectures and requirements are often handled more informally. Modern MBE tools can help formalize this part of the process, particularly if they can connect easily to more detailed models as the product design evolves. In this part, we

April 12, 2017

Introduction Over the last fifty years, commercial electronics has shown a number of sustained trends: Greater product functionality, supported by advanced hardware, packaging, and software Greater product portability, requiring increased mechanical and thermal engineering attention Greater product interconnectivity, with expectations of spontaneous organization into networks like the Internet-of-Things One result has been a greater stress

April 1, 2017

Introduction The apocalypse is approaching rapidly, according to a wide variety of media outlets. It is therefore the first responsibility of the systems engineering community to model it correctly. In a technical note published entirely coincidentally on April Fool’s Day, we contribute to that important work. Links to the technical note and downloadable SysML models

March 24, 2017

Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series have focused on the SysML models of energy systems (and system-of-systems). In this part (Part 3), we will describe the MBE graphs created when the SysML-based architecture model is connected with discipline-specific models such as CAD models, simulation models, PLM models, requirements model of energy system