Using relational model transformations to reduce complexity in SoS requirements traceability: Preliminary investigation

Charles Dickerson, Ricardo Valerdi

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Abstract

The principles and methods of Model Driven Architecture are applied to the problem of requirements traceability for a System of Systems (SoS). Model transformations of operational threads are used to reduce the complexity of modeling mission requirements and their flow into the architecture of the SoS. The allocation of requirements to operational mission threads (OMTs) rather than to individual systems reduces the complexity of the requirements tracing. Relational transformations provide a mathematically based formalism for model transformations that permit precise computation of the transformation of operational threads into threads of systems allocated from the SoS. Connectivity requirements for the SoS are also exposed in this way and the number of permissible system threads are seen to correspond directly to the number of permissible transformations. The principles and methods are illustrated by an elementary case study for sensor fusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 5th International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, SoSE 2010
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 20 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 5th International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, SoSE 2010 - Loughborough, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 22 2010Jun 24 2010

Publication series

Name2010 5th International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, SoSE 2010

Other

Other2010 5th International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, SoSE 2010
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLoughborough
Period6/22/106/24/10

Keywords

  • Cost estimation
  • Relational transformation
  • Requirements engineering
  • System of systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Dickerson, C., & Valerdi, R. (2010). Using relational model transformations to reduce complexity in SoS requirements traceability: Preliminary investigation. In 2010 5th International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, SoSE 2010 [5544064] (2010 5th International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, SoSE 2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/SYSOSE.2010.5544064