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April 7, 2020
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During the current pandemic, ventilators are constantly in the headlines, with reports of non-traditional manufacturers trying to meet surging demand as patients flood hospitals. A medical ventilator maintains breathing for a severely ill patient whose lungs cannot provide the necessary oxygen on their own.  It is a complex device combining pneumatics, electronics and software and

April 2, 2020
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During the current pandemic, ventilators are constantly in the headlines, with reports of non-traditional manufacturers trying to meet surging demand as patients flood hospitals. A medical ventilator maintains breathing for a severely ill patient whose lungs cannot provide the necessary oxygen on their own. It is a complex device combining pneumatics, electronics, and software and

March 31, 2020
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The Coronavirus pandemic may have driven a stake through our traditional ways of doing business, but new systems engineering practices such as Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and DevOps offer an effective approach to developing complex systems in a time of social distancing and remote teleworking. The decentralized workplace offers at least two challenges: Communication –

March 26, 2020
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In this post, we will continue the example begun in Parts 4 and 5. We are evaluating the Syndeia interoperability platform from Intercax using the criteria for evaluating integration solutions (IS) laid out in the first three parts of the series. In this part, we will focus on other functional and non-functional requirements. Performance against

March 20, 2020
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In this post, we will continue the example begun in Part 4. We are evaluating the Syndeia interoperability platform from Intercax using the criteria for evaluating integration solutions (IS) laid out in the first three parts of the series. In this part, we will focus on technical approaches to integrating models. No particular technical approach

March 17, 2020
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As Model-Based Systems Engineering enters the mainstream, an increasing number of integration solutions (IS) have been proposed, causing some confusion particularly among new adopters. In the first three parts of this blog series, we laid out some of the issues that should be considered in picking an IS for your organization. In the next three

March 13, 2020
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In the previous two posts, I discussed some of the issues affecting the choice of integration solutions for organizations adopting Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) practices, particularly objectives and technical approaches. My assumption is that the ultimate goal of MBSE, to specify the system with a single digital model, requires the enterprise at some stage to

March 6, 2020
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In evaluating the many available integration solutions, the technical approaches taken by each should be subordinate to the user functionality they provide. But, of course, the two are closely related and an understanding of the different approaches can enhance the overall ability to make the best choice. In this section of the blog series, we