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September 19, 2017
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Introduction In this third post, we build simple rail subsystems from the blocks and control points created before. We offer two examples, a single track with a siding and two parallel tracks with crossovers. These can, in turn, act as parts of larger systems. This post is the third in a series of blog posts

September 14, 2017
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Introduction We extend our best wishes for safety and a rapid recovery to all those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but we have a responsibility as system engineers to do more. The impact of these catastrophic weather events can be reduced by intelligent preparation and Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) offers a better way to

September 6, 2017
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Introduction One advantage of SysML for general-purpose modeling is that it is an object-oriented modeling language. We take advantage of it here to build RCS control point models, composed of Switch, LightSignal and JBox (communications junction box) building blocks. We can think of our RCS as a network of control points connecting blocks of bi-directional

August 16, 2017
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Introduction In many respects, railway control systems (RCS) can be thought of as a pre-digital progenitor of the Internet-of-Things, a distributed network of sensors, actuators and intelligent control that work together to respond to a variety of situations. While there are many different approaches to RCS, modern systems are increasingly based on Centralized Traffic Control

August 8, 2017
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Introduction Electronics is increasingly about networked products. Here, MBE becomes critical to electronic product development because it incorporates the network connection in the model from the very beginning, including very detailed, reusable specifications of function and requirements. A significant benefit of the object-oriented general-purpose SysML modeling language is that models can be merged easily in

August 3, 2017
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If we could explore the Total System Model made accessible by the Syndeia MBE platform, what kind of questions would we ask? Syndeia 3.1, released May 2017, offers a new feature to help users try out their ideas in this area. The network of inter-model connections managed directly by Syndeia and the intra-model connections in

June 9, 2017
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Intercax LLC announced today immediate availability of Syndeia 3.1, the latest release of its Model-Based Engineering (MBE) platform, with integration to Jama Software requirements repositories. Through Syndeia, Jama requirements and test cases can be linked to SysML, PLM, CAD and simulation models, as well as project management issues and configuration-managed software files. Users working with

June 3, 2017
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We are announcing a public webinar on Syndeia 3.1, the latest release of our Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE / MBE) platform. MBSE seeks to create a digital system model distributed over multiple software tools and data repositories, allowing users to find, access and share system data across the engineering process. Topic:  In the webinar, we

May 10, 2017
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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
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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