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Fusing Quantitative Requirements Analysis with Model-based Systems Engineering

Cornford, Steven L. and Feather, Martin S. and Heron, Vance A. and Jenkins, J. Steven (2006) Fusing Quantitative Requirements Analysis with Model-based Systems Engineering. In: Proceedings 14th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference : RE '06. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 279-284. ISBN 978-0-7695-2555-6.

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A vision is presented for fusing quantitative requirements analysis with model-based systems engineering. This vision draws upon and combines emergent themes in the engineering milieu. “Requirements engineering” provides means to explicitly represent requirements (both functional and non-functional) as constraints and preferences on acceptable solutions, and emphasizes early-lifecycle review, analysis and verification of design and development plans. “Design by shopping” emphasizes revealing the space of options available from which to choose (without presuming that all selection criteria have previously been elicited), and provides means to make understandable the range of choices and their ramifications. “Model-based engineering” emphasizes the goal of utilizing a formal representation of all aspects of system design, from development through operations, and provides powerful tool suites that support the practical application of these principles. A first step prototype towards this vision is described, embodying the key capabilities. Illustrations, implications, further challenges and opportunities are outlined.

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Additional Information:© 2006 IEEE. Issue Date: 11-15 Sept. 2006, Date of Current Version: 16 October 2006. The research described in this paper was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and funded through NASA’s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement by the United States Government or the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. We especially thank Matt Brinza for his contribution to an early software prototype of these ideas, Mike Yukish and his group for use of their ATSV tool, and Profs. Tim Menzies and James Kiper for many influential conversations. We are grateful for the ongoing support and guidance of this effort provided by Steve Prusha, Steve Wall and Freddie Douglas.
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Official Citation:Cornford, S.L.; Feather, M.S.; Heron, V.A.; Jenkins, J.S.; , "Fusing Quantitative Requirements Analysis with Model-based Systems Engineering," Requirements Engineering, 14th IEEE International Conference , vol., no., pp.279-284, 11-15 Sept. 2006 doi: 10.1109/RE.2006.24 URL:
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