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MBSE Aerospace

Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) is not a new approach in aerospace and defense. It is growing in popularity as organizations face elevated pressure to reduce program costs at a time of extreme innovation. This brochure is a great place to start learning about ways to implement or improve your MBSE mindset and practices, based on where you are now, to launch your business to the next level.

What is MBSE?

MBSE is a framework that applies modeling to support system requirements, design, analysis, verification and validation activities throughout the entire lifecycle of a product. MBSE allows you to list requirements, design, test and create a digital model of any project, known as the digital twin, within a virtual simulation that mirrors the environment in which the product will be used.

Benefits of MBSE in aerospace and defense

MBSE helps you overcome disconnected, document-centric systems. You benefit from a digital thread of your model-based systems engineering process to manage all data that connects engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and program management activities. Benefits of MBSE in aerospace and defense (A&D) include the end-to-end traceability provided by this digital thread and the ability to get your design right the first time to avoid costly errors down the road.

An MBSE implementation plan customized for your A&D program

The best way to implement MBSE depends on your future goals and where you are today. With our Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, you can create an MBSE implementation plan customized for your A&D program. Siemens Xcelerator is a comprehensive, integrated portfolio of software, services and application development platform designed to help companies of all sizes become better digital enterprises.

While it’s possible to begin using our full suite of products across your organization at once, you can just as easily take a phased approach. Our flexible product lifecycle management system can integrate your existing tools, making it easy to begin connecting people and processes across functional silos throughout your entire enterprise.