Systems Engineering Seminar

Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) on Constellation Program

Presented by:
Jody Fluhr
Fluhr Engineering, LLC

September 14, 2010, 1:00 p.m.
Building 3 Auditorium


Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) on Constellation Program

NASA's missions require successful development and deployment of complex system-of-systems. In pushing the envelope in space exploration, NASA's programs drive advances in systems engineering. The Constellation Program has invested heavily in its systems engineering capability to address the complexity of its missions and the space-based and ground-based systems required to achieve mission success. This investment has resulted in a model-based systems engineering capability, based on the NASA Systems Engineering Handbook (NASA/SP-2007-6105), deployed as formal processes, procedures, training and an integrated tool suite accessible to a team of government and contractor engineers distributed across NASA centers and the United States. This presentation will provide an overview of Constellation's model-based systems engineering capability, the challenges encountered in developing the capability, and a look forward at adapting to changes in the agency's priorities.



Photo of Jody Fluhr Jody Fluhr is a member of the Constellation Program Applied Systems Engineering Team that is chartered to define the systems engineering process and its implementation in the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate IT Infrastructure.

Prior to this position, Mr. Fluhr has participated as a systems engineer on the Army’s Future Combat Systems Program, the International Space Station Program, and the Space Shuttle Program. His career started in Ground Software with NASA at the Kennedy Space Center and later served as the NASA systems engineer on the Shuttle’s Remote Manipulator System.



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