This ebook, Model-Based System Architecture (PDF) combines the emerging discipline of systems architecting with model-based approaches using SysML. The early chapters of the ebook provide the fundamentals of systems architecture; discussing what systems architecting entails and how it benefits systems engineering. Model-based systems engineering is then defined, and its capabilities to develop complex systems on time and in very feasible quality are discussed. The remainder of the etextbook covers important topics such as: architecture patterns; architecture descriptions; viewpoints, perspectives, views and their relation to system architecture; systems architecting processes; agile approaches to systems architecting; the roles of a system architect, their team, and stakeholders; architecture frameworks; variant modeling techniques; and architecture assessment. The ebook’s organization allows experts to read the chapters out of sequence. Novices can read the chapters sequentially to gain a systematic introduction to system architecting.
Model-Based System Architecture advantage:
- Covers architecture frameworks, including the System of Systems, TOGAF®, Zachman Frameworks, and more
- Provides comprehensive coverage of the Functional Architecture for Systems (FAS) method created by the authors and based on common MBSE practices
- Includes a consistent example system, the “Virtual Museum Tour” system, that allows the authors to demonstrate the systems architecting concepts covered in the textbook
Model-Based System Architecture is a comprehensive reference for systems engineers and system architects in technology companies. This ebook will also serve as a reference to students and researchers interested in functional architectures.