Space Mission Challenges for Digital Engineering Environments/Ecosystems (MBSE)

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Panel Discussion

Join us for this panel session of digital engineering leaders in the space domain. Across Government and industry organizations, the focus on digital transformation is a high priority. The necessary enablers for success in this transformation include an effective digital engineering (DE) environment/ecosystem.

Continuing advances in information technology facilitate a key DE goal to establish effective and adaptable DE infrastructure and environments to enable the cohesive implementation of DE across an organization, and between organizations across the enterprise. Effective DE requires a powerful and adaptable infrastructure and environment within which to operate. This includes the architecting, planning, implementation, sustainment, and continuous evolution of DE infrastructure and environments, including key aspects such as multiple security domains and complex Government-contractor enterprises.

The panel members will share their challenges and lessons learned in planning and implementing these DE environments at their organizations.

Dr. Mark McKelvin is a Senior Project Lead in Digital Engineering at The Aerospace Corporation and a Lecturer in the System Architecting and Engineering graduate program at the University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering. In his current role at The Aerospace Corporation, he serves as the technical authority for implementing digital engineering across the space enterprise for a variety of customers. He earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley with an emphasis on design, modeling, and analysis of embedded and cyber-physical systems, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Clark Atlanta University.

Marilee Wheaton is a Systems Engineering Fellow in the Engineering & Technology Group at The Aerospace Corporation. She is the Co-Principal Investigator for the Enterprise Systems Engineering and Digital Engineering Corporate Strategic Initiative and the facilitator for the Model Based Engineering Community of Interest. She holds an Master of Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Spanish from California Lutheran University. A Fellow of the Society of Women Engineers, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), she is the current INCOSE President-Elect.

Date: July 26th, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Location: Zoom

Contact: marilee.j.wheaton AT aero DOT org