A joint tooling and standardization endeavor between Adventium Labs and the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is making significant strides in aligning and accelerating combined use of the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Technical Standard and the Architecture Analysis and Design Language (AADL).
News in 2019
SESSAF, a newly released analysis tool from Adventium Labs, adds another dimension to industry practices for safety analysis of complex systems that rely on software like aircraft. SESSAF enables system evaluators and system engineers to work in concert. “With SESSAF, safety analysts can evaluate the design as it’s being created by system engineers,” said Adventium’s Rand Whillock. “When engineering makes a design change, safety engineers assess how the change impacts safety.
Adventium Labs and ANSYS teamed up this year to demonstrate new capabilities for model analysis in ANSYS’ SCADE Architect. “SCADE Architect is a great platform for Adventium’s analysis tools,” said Adventium’s Tyler Smith, “it only took two weeks to get familiar with the SCADE ecosystem and develop two new SCADE Architect plugins.”
Adventium Labs is combining technologies it developed with funding from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) to provide new capabilities for least commitment design of complex systems like aircraft and spacecraft.
NASA awarded Adventium a two-year, nearly $900K grant to mature and transition results from a previous NASA research program to the Army Combat Capabilities and Development Command (CCDC)’s Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) program and related programs. The grant is a one for one match of Army funding from the JMR-TD program, one of 11 such grants made under NASA’s Civilian Commercialization Readiness Pilot Program (CCRPP). The result will provide new capabilities to Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) initiatives at both NASA and the Department of Defense (DoD).
The Future Airborne Capabilities Environment (FACE™) Technical Interchange Meeting is being held on September 17th, 2019 in Dayton, OH. Adventium will be demonstrating model-based system engineering (MBSE) analysis tools that support the DoD's Digital Engineering Strategy and the Army's Architecture Centric Virtual Integration Process (ACVIP) on an exemplar robot running FACE Technical Standard Edition 3.0 aligned Units of Conformance.
The Architecture Analysis & Design Language (AADL) Annex F: AADL Annex for the FACE™ Technical Standard Edition 3.0 has officially been published by SAE International. Adventium Labs led the development of this annex and its approval for inclusion as part of the AADL standard. The annex supports the modeling, analysis, and integration of Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) artifacts in AADL.
Adventium's ISOSCELES technology was selected by the Department of Homeland Security to highlight at RSA 2019. ISOSCELES is one of about a dozen DHS-funded, transition-ready cybersecurity technologies being featured. ISOSCELES provides a base from which medical device and industrial internet of things companies can build safe and secure systems. RSA 2019 is being held 4-8 March in San Francisco, CA. The DHS booth is number 1565.
Adventium was pleased to help organize and participate in the SAE International Aerospace Standard 5506 Architecture Analysis & Design Language (AADL) Standard and Tools Expo on Feb. 14 at University of Alabama - Huntsville. We presented demonstrations of analysis tools available on our Curated Access to Model-based Engineering Tools (CAMET) Library, which are being used on increasingly complex demonstrations of an Architecture Centric Virtual Integration Process.