Engineering Lifecycle Management for Aerospace and Defense

Solution Overview

 

The IBM Engineering Solution for Aerospace and Defense consists of several components:

  • Requirements Engineering incl. Specifications, Traceability, Baselining and FMEA
  • Systems and Software Engineering incl. Behavior Simulation and Automated Code Generation
  • Planning and Execution of the Work (V-Model, Agile, SAFe and similar
  • Software Configuration Management and Source Code Management
  • Verification & Validation
  • Unit, Integration, and User Acceptance Test Automation
  • Global variant Management (Baselines and Streams across the whole Lifecycle
  • Automated Document Compliance Report Generation
  • Cross-Domain Real-Time Reporting
  • Process Library and Work Products generation according DO 178-B/C
  • Engineering links from ALM to PLM and ERP as well as custom views for compliance and for products
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The IBM Engineering Solution for Aerospace and Defense consists of several components:

  • Requirements Engineering incl. Specifications, Traceability, Baselining and FMEA
  • Systems and Software Engineering incl. Behavior Simulation and Automated Code Generation
  • Planning and Execution of the Work (V-Model, Agile, SAFe and similar
  • Software Configuration Management and Source Code Management
  • Verification & Validation
  • Unit, Integration, and User Acceptance Test Automation
  • Global variant Management (Baselines and Streams across the whole Lifecycle
  • Automated Document Compliance Report Generation
  • Cross-Domain Real-Time Reporting
  • Process Library and Work Products generation according DO 178-C
  • Engineering links from ALM to PLM and ERP as well as custom views for compliance and for products
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Bringing several advantages to our customers like:

  • Traceability from Requirement to architecture, Sourcecode, Tests, and defects
  • Baselines across the whole product
  • Automation and Fast delivery of the product
  • Collaboration with all the teams
  • Rapid delivery of similar products (product line engineering)
  • Single Source of truth
  • Cross-domain understanding of engineering assets

Video about Engineering Lifecycle Management

IBM Jazz Solution for ALM Requirements, Architecture, Development, and V&V

Please note that the video was done with Automotive assets but the same rules and advantages apply with the DO-178 B/C Asset. It works the same way.

Strategic Reuse and Product Line Engineering

With the growing complexity of many products and intensifying competitive pressures, the need for engineering development efficiencies is increasing. This is true across many industries, such as air, land, or sea vehicles, medical devices, and consumer electronic devices, to name a few. In all of these industries, delivery of multiple products sharing common elements is standard practice, resulting in product lines or product families. Reuse of assets across a product line or family is a major efficiency improvement for easing product design pressures.

There are many ways to reuse assets; some ways may not be as efficient as others, but it makes sense to utilize existing work. When a company reapplies assets and technology to new projects, a subsequent change to an asset in one place is often not propagated cleanly and efficiently in all the places where the asset is used. Duplication of work is likely if there are not processes and tools in place to automate reuse.

IBM Rational Quality Manager Dashboard

Process support for DoDAF and DO178B/C

  • Supports all core processes and work products defined in the standard
  • Manages Change and Configurations
  • Process template implemented in Engineering Workflow Management
  • Guidance and practices implemented in ELO - Method Composer (ex RMC)
Process support for DoDAF and DO178B/C

IBM Solution for Aerospace and Defense - DO-178B/C

The IBM Rhapsody Kit for DO-178B/C

The IBM Solution for Aerospace and Defense - DO-178B/C is a set of best practices to help organizations develop products for certification under the DO-178B and DO-178C safety critical standards. The scope of these practices covers the 5 main processes described by DO-178B/C, concerning Planning, Development, Verification, Configuration Management and Quality Assurance. They have been developed to support incremental adoption, thereby accelerating the adoption of common process support, practices and tools so as to reduce the time to value for the client’s process improvement initiatives.  More information.

 

Activity Diagram

The IBM Rhapsody Kit for DO-178B/C

This kit includes guidance on how to capably develop safety-related software with IBM Rhapsody by meeting the tool qualification objectives described in the safety-related standards DO-178B (1), DO-178C (2), and DO-331 (7).

The IBM Rhapsody Kit for DO-178B/C contains the following artifacts:

  • IBM Rhapsody Kit for DO-178B/C Overview (this document)
  • IBM Rhapsody Reference Workflow Guide
  • IBM Rhapsody TestConductor Add On Reference Workflow Guide
  • IBM Rhapsody TestConductor Add On Safety Manual IBM Rhapsody TestConductor Add On Qualification Kit for DO-178B/C Overview
  • IBM Rhapsody TestConductor Add On Validation Suite
  • IBM PSAC for SMXF (Plan for Software Aspects of Certification)
  • IBM Rhapsody SXF / SMXF Frameworks (C++ / C)
  • IBM Rhapsody SFX / SMXF Validation Suites

References

Videos:

–Raytheon (video)

–Requirements Management at Raytheon (video)

Web pages:

– IBM Rational solution for systems and software engineering

– Aerospace and defense solutions

– Jazz.net Community site: Systems Engineering and Embedded Software Development

Systems Engineering for Dummies (ebook)

The fundamentals Model-Based engineering

Value of the Solution

Solutions have:

  • Achieved a 69% net reduction in the cost of test preparation, testing and rework
  • Found 77% less defects after production
  • Reduced their systems engineering cycle time from 6 months to 6 weeks. 
  • Achieved faster (23%) product delivery from start to delivery 
  • Increased productivity by more than 40% 
  • Completed design verification using model simulation, eliminating 90% of design errors before they propagate into released products
  • Reduced time-to-market by 30%
 
  • Streamline communication with a collaboration framework that unifies various stakeholders in real time and improves project transparency.
  • Increase productivity by reducing the number of status meetings.
  • Facilitate end-to-end management and bi-directional traceability of requirements with development and test artifacts.
  • Avoid costly rework by ensuring that all aspects of quality including mechanical, electronic and software are properly addressed.
  • Visualize the intended behavior of complex program requirements and constraints as part of a functioning system.
  • Automate compliance and documentation to regulation standards.
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  • Streamline communication with a collaboration framework that unifies various stakeholders in real time and improves project transparency.
  • Increase productivity by reducing the number of status meetings.
  • Facilitate end-to-end management and bi-directional traceability of requirements with development and test artifacts.
  • Avoid costly rework by ensuring that all aspects of quality including mechanical, electronic and software are properly addressed.
  • Visualize the intended behavior of complex program requirements and constraints as part of a functioning system.
  • Automate compliance and documentation to regulation standards.
Advanced analytics and AI

Advanced analytics and AI

Seamless collaboration

Seamless collaboration

Modeling and simulation

Modeling and simulation

Automation of Compliance and Document Generation

Automation of Compliance and Document Generation

Scaled agile practices & methods

Scaled agile practices & methods

Engineering Lifecycle Management with AI

IBM Engineering for Aerospace Devices consists of a set of process assets (modifiable by the customer using ELO -  Method Composer (ex RMC ) ), which include workflows deployable in Engineering Workflow Management. It also includes a DOORS project template for medical devices, which contains pre-defined DOORS modules that users can instantiate to deploy DOORS more quickly in projects required to comply with FDA QSR and IEC 62304. The DOORS modules contain a set of defined attributes for the various stages of development in the safety lifecycle, including specification, design, implementation, integration, verification, validation, and production release. A version of this template is also available for DOORS Next Generation.

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Clients for IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management solutions

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Aerospace & Defense Companies

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Automotive Manufacturers

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Smart Phone Manufacturers

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Broad Market Usage of the IBM Solution

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Largest 2016 Defense OEMs

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Largest 2016 Automotive OEMs

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Largest Automotive Tier-1 suppliers

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A well-defined process needs to be supported by the appropriate tools. IBM Engineering offers an integrated requirements definition and management solution that helps you create requirements that are the cornerstone of successful product delivery.

IBM’s solutions can help enable processing 3,000 requirements per day with two people, compared with 1,000 requirements per day with five people. Additionally, our solutions package supports meeting FDA Design Controls, IEC 62304 compliance, and other regulatory requirements

Doors Product Family helps you to

  • Capture and document stakeholder & market needs,
  • Inspect coverage and consistency of requirements and requirement changes across the system and lifecycle
  • Collaborate and agree on requirements across stakeholders and suppliers
  • Assess the impact of requirement changes across the system
  • Manage baselines, traceability, and audit trails as required by regulatory compliance
  • Effectively manage product variants with requirements configuration management

Drastically remove the burden of compliance

With IBM ELO Method Composer (ex RMC) and Workflow Manager

Engineering Lifecycle Management with AI

The templates provide a quick and easy way to enforce project governance and help with project management.

Each work item also contains a link to the original description of the task.

Presentations

With IBM Engineering Lifecycle Optimization

IBM Innovate


Development and Testing of Safety-Critical Software

Rhapsody Kit for
DO-178B-C


Overview

IBM Rational Solution for Aerospace & Defense


The sections bellow describes specific features and ways how we can help you to achieve compliance. If you need to understand how the platform works and if did not read the overal immediate benfits you can get, click on button bellow

Mini Dashboard of IBM Jazz Platform

IBM Requirements Quality Assistant

  • Watson capability embedded inside DOORS Next Generation (DNG)

  • Removes risk and ambiguity in the requirements authoring phase out-of-the-box by using AI (Watson Natural Language Understanding)
  • Pre-trained to detect key quality indicators designed to be consistent with the INCOSE Guidelines for Writing Good Requirements
  • Authors receive coaching from Watson to improve the quality of the requirement as it is being writtenatis.
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Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

IBM Rational software provides Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) feature set. This enables the product development team to identify, define, and control the mitigation of risks, while ensuring traceability between requirements, failure modes, and test cases.

IBM provides out of the box FMEA extension for IBM Jazz Platform which is installed in /RM component. Extension enables users to:

  • Choose attributes like probability, severity, impact
  • Automated or manual calculation of risk priority number (RPN)
  • Linking of FMEA artifacts to affected requirements and to mitigation requirements
  • Out of the box Gap Analysis

IBM provides out of the box FMEA extension for IBM Jazz Platform which is installed in /RM component. Extension enables users to:

  • Choose attributes like probability, severity, impact
  • Automated or manual calculation of risk priority number (RPN)
  • Linking of FMEA artifacts to affected requirements and to mitigation requirements
  • Out of the box Gap Analysis

With help of Softacus FMEA extension we are also able to:

  • Compare RPN before and after mitigation
  • Color-code RPN based on the value
  • Adjust the FMEA calculation to any of your needs
  • Provide it for free to our IBM Jazz customers
Mapping Design to Fault Tree Analysis

Example of the FMEA Script in Action

   Hazard Analysis

   Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)


A deductive (top-down) approach that links causal factors (e.g. faults, conditions, and events) together via logic operators to create hazards. Is recommended in requirements, systems analysis, and design phases.

  • Traceable links among requirements, Traceable links among requirements, analysis, design, and safety elements make your “safety case”.
  • FTA elements can have traceable, navigable links to– Requirements– Elements that can manifest faults– Elements that can detect faults– Elements that handle faults.
  • FTA elements contain metadata– Severity– Likelihood– MTBF– Risk– Safety Integrity Level.
  • UML Fault Tree Analysis Profile.
  • Fault Means, Effect, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) . 

    An inductive (bottom-up) approach that relates component faults with hazards. Cannot be applied until you have a parts list, which is late in the development process.
  • Security Analysis Diagram.

     UML Profile for modeling cybersecurity, threats, and countermeasures.

Risk Management and Risk Management Plan

IBM Engineering Workflow Management is a collaborative change management tool. You can use it to create multiple project areas, with each catering to the needs of the project. Multiple process templates are included, and project teams can choose the one to use in a project area, based on the team's needs.

The Formal Project Management process template is for change control management, and it is also helpful in managing project risks. The sections that follow explain how to use this template.

Be sure to see the short summary of the benefits of using Rational Team Concert for risk management in your software development projects.

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Risk Management and Risk Management Plan

IBM Engineering Workflow Management is a collaborative change management tool. You can use it to create multiple project areas, with each catering to the needs of the project. Multiple process templates are included, and project teams can choose the one to use in a project area, based on the team's needs.

The Formal Project Management process template is for change control management, and it is also helpful in managing project risks. The sections that follow explain how to use this template.

Be sure to see the short summary of the benefits of using Rational Team Concert for risk management in your software development projects.

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Risk Management and Risk Management Plan

IBM® Rational Team Concert™ is a collaborative change management tool. You can use it to create multiple project areas, with each catering to the needs of the project. Multiple process templates are included, and project teams can choose the one to use in a project area, based on the team's needs.

The Formal Project Management process template is for change control management, and it is also helpful in managing project risks. The sections that follow explain how to use this template.

Be sure to see the short summary of the benefits of using Rational Team Concert for risk management in your software development projects.

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