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INCOSE Membership Meeting

Time & Location:

Tuesday, November 15, 2022  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM by WebEx


6:00-6:45 PM: Introductions of Attendees and Chapter Business

6:45-7:30 PM: Invited Speaker

7:30-7:45 PM: Q&A and Open Discussion


Generating a robust system architecture using ARCADIA Capella


System Architecture is often attributed to defining 70% of the cost and capabilities of a system.  However, even after a decade of MBSE being mainstreamed, there is a lack of architecture focused methodologies and tools to aid programs in performing a proper, rigorous, transdisciplinary system architecture.  While SysML has become the defacto standard, its lack of methodology makes it hard to align with a robust Architecture Development Methodology (ADM) without making some modifications to the profile to better align it with architecture nomenclature (e.g. capability, activity, function, etc.) and to avoid users from having to stereotype multiple blocks.  INCOSE’s OOSEM approach is certainly a big step in the right direction, but suffers with some of the usability issues of its underlying SysML.  

This presentation will describe a hybrid approach based on the ARCADIA method/language and associated Capella tool, which were specifically created to focus on system architecture, along with some legacy DoDAF views added into the model to provide an even richer description of the synthesized system architecture. 



Dr. Eric Dano received a B.S. in Physics from the U.S. Naval Academy, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.  Eric worked at Sanders/BAE Systems for over 25 years and served as a Technical Director and system architect on numerous defense systems.  He is currently an Associate Professor of Practice at the George Washington University, Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE) Department.


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