Network science enabled cost estimation in support of MBSE

Matthew Dabkowski, Jose Estrada, Ben Reidy, Ricardo Valerdi

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Abstract

As Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) continues to mature, additional analyses can be performed to understand the relationships between a system's cost, schedule, and performance. The DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) is one of many approaches for representing the relationship between system components. If DoDAF diagrams - such as those provided in the Systems View - Are treated as networks, they can be mathematically analyzed, providing additional summary metrics that might yield valuable insight into the degree of effort (i.e., cost) required to bring a system to fruition. For instance, if we view the addition of a new subsystem to the system's architecture abstractly as the addition of a vertex to a network, we can apply contemporary methods from network science to grow the network and estimate its cost. Unlike rules of thumb, this approach provides us with an objective way to quantify and assess change. The objective of this work is to turn MBSE knowledge into computational knowledge in order to support tradeoffs, change impact analysis, and related approaches early in the life cycle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProcedia Computer Science
Pages89-97
Number of pages9
Volume16
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event11th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research, CSER 2013 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Mar 19 2013Mar 22 2013

Other

Other11th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research, CSER 2013
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period3/19/133/22/13

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Keywords

  • COSYSMO
  • DoD architecture framework
  • Model based systems engineering
  • Network science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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Dabkowski, M., Estrada, J., Reidy, B., & Valerdi, R. (2013). Network science enabled cost estimation in support of MBSE. In Procedia Computer Science (Vol. 16, pp. 89-97) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2013.01.010

Network science enabled cost estimation in support of MBSE. / Dabkowski, Matthew; Estrada, Jose; Reidy, Ben; Valerdi, Ricardo.

Procedia Computer Science. Vol. 16 2013. p. 89-97.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Dabkowski, M, Estrada, J, Reidy, B & Valerdi, R 2013, Network science enabled cost estimation in support of MBSE. in Procedia Computer Science. vol. 16, pp. 89-97, 11th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research, CSER 2013, Atlanta, GA, United States, 3/19/13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2013.01.010
Dabkowski M, Estrada J, Reidy B, Valerdi R. Network science enabled cost estimation in support of MBSE. In Procedia Computer Science. Vol. 16. 2013. p. 89-97 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2013.01.010
Dabkowski, Matthew ; Estrada, Jose ; Reidy, Ben ; Valerdi, Ricardo. / Network science enabled cost estimation in support of MBSE. Procedia Computer Science. Vol. 16 2013. pp. 89-97
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