Arcadia is a system engineering method based on the use of models, with a focus on the collaborative definition, evaluation and exploitation of its architecture.
This book describes the fundamentals of the method and its contribution to engineering issues such as requirements management, product line, system supervision, and integration, verification and validation (IVV). It provides a reference for the modeling language defined by Arcadia.
The author discusses the range of applications, from the assessment of different architectures and their suitability, to the collaboration between system engineering, specialties such as safety or security, subsystems engineering teams, software and hardware. This is illustrated by several examples of representative models which constitute a common thread.
- Offers a comprehensive examination of systems engineering, including the use of models to support it
- Not only yet another book on modeling, but rather a journey in systems engineering, enlightening the use of models to support it.
- Focuses on solitary modeling tasks while also covering prime collaborations between engineering stakeholders
- Examines modeling techniques to capture and share architecture and to early verify it against need and non-functional constraints
- Addresses subjects not usually covered by model-based system engineering (MBSE) methods, such as co-engineering with specialties, system/sub-system co-engineering, integration verification and validation
- Features a powerful, dedicated tool (Capella)
- Covers a range of topics, including an introduction to system engineering issues, an introduction to MBSE, a presentation of the method for beginners and a handy reference manual for advanced users
Part 1. Foundations of the Method: General Approach and Major Prospects 1. Motivations, Background and Introduction to Arcadia 2. Main Perspectives Structuring the Modeling Approach 3. Adaptation to Project Context and Life Cycle 4. General Approach to Functional Analysis 5. Operational Analysis 6. System Needs Analysis 7. Definition of the Principle Architecture or Logical Architecture 8. Definition of the Finalized Architecture or Physical Architecture 9. Definition of Implementation, Development,Acquisition and Integration Contracts
Part 2. Method in Action: Using Engineering Models 10. Mixing Viewpoints: Analysis and Specialties 11. Requirements Engineering and Modeling 12. Integration, Verification and Validation Approach 13. Articulation between Engineering Levels 14. System Supervision, States and Modes 15. Contribution to Product Line Engineering
Part 3. Encyclopedia of the Language and Glossary of the Concepts of Arcadia 16. Introduction to Arcadia Modeling Language 17. Concepts of Functional and Operational Description 18. Concepts of States and Modes 19. Concepts of Structural Description 20. Links between Functional and Structural Descriptions 21. Data Exchange Concepts and Links with Functional and Structural Concepts 22. Additional Concepts 23. Building the Global Model
Jean-Luc Voirin is Systems Technical Director at Thales. A software and system architect, he has worked for 15 years on modeling methods and tools. He is the author of the Arcadia method for model-based system engineering, and is also a coach for deployment of the method.