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 Modeling and Simulation Committee 

Modeling & Simulation Committee

Mission

The M&S Committee’s mission is to advance the understanding and use of modeling and simulation in the practice of systems engineering.


Reports

Upcoming Meetings

•         Tuesday, June 17, 2014 (Boeing, Crystal City, VA)
•         Tuesday, August 19, 2014 (GTRI, Rosslyn, VA)

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Committee Co-Chairs

Dr. Jim Coolahan
Coolahan Associates, LLC and Johns Hopkins University
jim.coolahan@comcast.net

Mr. Jeff Bergenthal
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Jeffery.Bergenthal@jhuapl.edu


Past Meetings 

April 8, 2014 Meeting

  1. Agenda, Committee Overview, and Upcoming Conferences (Mr. Jeff Bergenthal, JHU/APL) (PDF)
  2. “ALWAYS ON - ON DEMAND": Supporting the Development, Test, and Training of Operational Networks & Net-Centric Systems (Dr. Nancy Bucher, ASA(ALT) SoSE&I ; Dr. Chris Bouwens, MSCI) (PDF)
  3. System Architecture Virtual Integration (SAVI) Virtual Integration Process, Version 1.0 (Dr. Don Ward, AVSI/SAVI) (PDF)
  4. USAF Digital Thread Initiative Overview (Dr. Claudia Kropas-Hughes, AFLCMC/XZE) (PDF)

February 11, 2014

   1. Agenda, Committee Overview, and Upcoming Conferences (Dr. Jim Coolahan, JHU) 
       (PDF)
   2. Acquisition Modeling and Simulation Working Group (AMSWG) Update (Ms. Phil 
       Zimmerman, ODASD(SE)) (PDF)
   3. Modelica & FMI: Two Disruptive Open Standards for Modeling & Simulation in Systems 
       Engineering (Dr. Hubertus Tummescheit, Modelon) (PDF)
   4. Final Report, Identification of Modeling and Simulation Capabilities by Acquisition Life 
       Cycle Phase (Mr. Jeff Bergenthal, JHU/APL; Dr. Jim Coolahan) (PDF)
   5. Model-Based Reviews (Mr. Steve Dam, SPEC Innovations; Dr. Jerry Sellers, TSTI) 
       (PDF)

August 20, 2013

   1.  Agenda, Committee Overview, and Upcoming Conferences (Dr. Jim Coolahan, JHU) 
        (PDF)
   2.  A Commercially-Available Modeling, Simulation and Analysis Framework (MSAF) (Mr. 
        Mark Visco, AGI) (PDF)
   3.  Tentative M&S Track Agenda for Systems Engineering Conference (Mr.  
        Jeff Bergenthal, JHU/APL) (PDF)
   4.  Modeling & Simulation of A Cubesat Mission: MBSE Behavior Modeling & Execution
        • Part 1 of 2 (Ms. Sara Spangelo, NASA/JPL)
        • Part 2 of 2 (Mr. Hongman Kim, Phoenix Integration)
   5.  Modeling and Simulation Acquisition Standards Profile Update (Mr. Tim Tritsch, DRC)
        (PDF) 
        Soliciting Inputs for SISO-Sponsored Acquisition M&S Standards Profile Effort –
        Please download and submit, per Instructions tab
        • Activities vs. Standards Crosswalk (Excel)
   6.  Planning for Subcommittee on Essential Elements of a System Model (Mr. Jeff    
        Bergenthal)

Joint Meeting with NDIA Systems Engineering Division System of Systems Committee 

    7. SoS Pain Points & Implications for MBSE (Dr. Judith Dahmann, MITRE)

June 11, 2013

    1.   Agenda, Committee Overview, and Upcoming Conferences (Dr. Jim Coolahan, JHU)
    2.   System Model Concept  (Ms. Phil Zimmerman, ODASD(SE)/SA)
    3.   Modeling and Simulation Acquisition Standards Profile (Mr. Tim Tritsch)
    4.   Computational Research for Engineering and Science – Ground Vehicles (CRES-
          GV) (Mr. Randy Jones, US Army)
    5.   CRES-GV Industry Collaboration (Charlie Nietubicz, Battelle)

April 16, 2013

  1. VV&A Recommended Practices Guide Use Case Studies (Ms. Simone Youngblood, JHU/APL)

February 21, 2013    

  1. Agenda, Committee Overview, and Upcoming Conferences (Dr. Jim Coolahan, JHU/APL) (PDF)
  2. DoD Modeling and Simulation Support to Acquistion (Ms. Phil Zimmerman, ODASD(SE)/SA) (PDF)
  3. Dynamic Multi-level Modeling Framework (DMMF) - Results of the Feasiblity Study (Mr. Frank Mullen, M&SCO)
  4. Foundations for Uncertainty Management: Understanding Process and Variability (Mr. Gene Allen, NSWC Carderock)
  5. High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) SaaS Portal Overview (Mr. Dave Morton (AFRL) and Mr. Jeff Houchard)

August 21, 2012 Meeting

  1. Agenda and Committee Overview (Dr. Jim Coolahan, JHU/APL) (PDF)
  2. TENA Overview (Dr.Ed Powell, SAIC) (PDF)

June 19, 2012

  1. Agenda and Committee Overview (Dr. Jim Coolahan, JHU/APL) (PDF)
  2. 21st Century Aerospace & Defense M&S Needs and the Virtual Manufacturing Frontier (Dr. Al Sanders, Honeywell) (PDF)
  3. ModSTAR Asset Reuse Repository (Mr. Jody Mitchell, Lockheed Martin) (PDF)
  4. Call for Papers for NDIA Systems Engineering Conference and Physics-Based Modeling Conference (Mr. Jeff Bergenthal, Lockheed Martin) (PDF)
  5. The Role of Mission Analysis in Development Planning (Mr. John Lohse, Raytheon, and Mr. Kirk Michealson, Lockheed Martin) (PDF)
  6. Highlights of Progress with the CREATE Program (Dr. Doug Post, DoD HPCMP) (PDF)
  7. Training & Systems Engineering:
    • Plan Early, Train Often [An “Ignite” Presentation] (Ms. Lori Frumkin, OSD(P&R)) (PDF)
    • What is Training and Should it Be in the System Engineering Process? (Mr. Skip Vibert, OSD(P&R)) (PDF)

April 17, 2012 Meeting

  1. Agenda and Committee Overview (Dr. Jim Coolahan, JHU/APL) (PDF)
  2. Dynamic Multilevel Modeling Framework Introduction (Mr. Frank Mullen, OASD(R&E)/SE/SA/M&SCO) (PDF)
  3. Using M&S to Improve Test and Evaluation Planning (Ms. Eileen Bjorkman, AFFTC) (PDF)
  4. Break – Space Shuttle Discovery Flyover Photos (PDF)
  5. Report from the System Life Cycle (SLC) Forum of the 2012 Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop (Mr. Tim Jahren, Raytheon) (PDF)
  6. Topics, Structure, and Delivery of the New Certified Modeling and Simulation Professional Examination (Dr. Mikel Petty, UAHuntsville) (PDF)
  7. Establishing a Model-Based Request for Proposal (RFP) Process (James Kanyok & Lindsay Peterson, Lockheed Martin) (PDF)
  8. Framework for Assessing Cost and Technology Project (FACT) – Project Overview & Metadata Standardization (LtCol Walt Yates, MARCORSYSCOM) (PDF)
  9. NDIA Systems Engineering Conference (Mr. Jeff Bergenthal, Lockheed Martin) (PDF)

February 21, 2012 Meeting

  1. Agenda, Committee Overview, and Upcoming Conferences (Dr. Jim Coolahan, JHU/APL) (PDF)
  2. Acquisition Modeling and Simulation Working Group Update (Ms. Phil Zimmerman, ODASD(SE)) (PDF)
  3. Highlights of National M&S Coalition Congress on 6 February (Mr. Bill Waite, AEgis Technologies) (PDF)
  4. The Environmental Data Cube Support System: Overview and Use Case (Mr. Bob Brents, Dynamics Research; Mr. Ed Weitzner, SPA) (PDF)
  5. The M&S Use Risk Methodology for Risk-Based VV&A (Ms. Simone Youngblood, JHU/APL) (PDF)
  6. Product Family Engineering: Enabling Shared Use of Product Definition (Mr. Ray Jorgensen, Rockwell Collins) (PDF)
  7. Formation of Subcommittee on Identification of M&S Capabilities by Acquisition Life Cycle Phase (Dr. Jim Coolahan, JHU/APL) (PDF)

August 10, 2011 Meeting (Joint with DTE Committee)

  1. Agenda and M&S Committee Overview (Dr. Jim Coolahan, JHU/APL) (PDF)
  2. DTE Committee Overview (Ms. Beth Wilson, Raytheon) (PDF)
  3. JMETC and TENA Overview (Mr. Ryan Norman, JMETC) (PDF)
  4. Modeling & Simulation Community of Interest Overview (Dr. David Lashlee, M&S CO) (PDF)
  5. LVCAR Implementation - Improved Interconnectivity Using Gateways/Bridges (Mr. Bob Lutz, JHU/APL) (PDF)
  6. A Modeling & Simulation Overview at Raytheon (Mr. Gary Ross, Raytheon)
  7. Discussion of Potential Topics for November AMSWG Meeting (Mr. Jeff Bergenthal, Lockheed Martin (PDF)

June 21, 2011 Meeting

  1. Agenda, Committee Overview, and Upcoming Conferences (Dr. Jim Coolahan, JHU/APL) (PDF)
  2. The Army’s Career Program for Analysis, Modeling & Simulation (Mr. Mike Truelove, HQDA DCS G-8) (PDF)
  3. Driving a Culture of Integrated Modeling and Simulation (Mr. Shannon Parker, Boeing) (PDF)
  4. Open Streaming Terrain for Modeling & Simulation (Mr. Brett Wiesner, VT MAK) (PDF)
  5. CREATE-RF Status (Dr. Ryan Chilton, AFRL) (PDF)
  6. Discussion of Potential Topics for September AMSWG Meeting (Mr. Jeff Bergenthal, Lockheed Martin) (PDF)
  7. The Consequences of Arrow’s Theorem for Systems Engineering (Dr. George Hazelrigg, NSF) (PDF)

April 20, 2011 Meeting

  1. Agenda, Committee Overview, and Upcoming Conferences (Dr. Jim Coolahan, JHU/APL) (pdf)
  2. Acquisition Modeling and Simulation Working Group (AMSWG) Status (Ms. Phil Zimmerman, ASD(R&E)/SE/SA) (pdf)
  3. An Overview of the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (Mr. Dan Gregory, Thales/NCOIC) (pdf)
  4. Highlights from 2011 Spring SIW System Life Cycle Forum (Mr. Tim Jahren, Raytheon/SISO) (pdf)
  5. Plans and Status of the CREATE-SHIPS Project (Mr. Myles Hurwitz, DoD HPCMO) (pdf)
  6. CREATE-SHIPS Hydrodynamics Products (Dr. Joe Gorski, NSWC Carderock) (pdf)
  7. Strategic Directions in M&S Asset Visibility and Reuse (Mr. John Diem, M&S CO) (pdf)
  8. Metadata for M&S Assets (Mr. Paul Gustavson, SimVentions) (pdf)
  9. LVC Architecture Roadmap Implementation – Asset Reuse Mechanisms (Mr. Bill Riggs, JHU/APL) (pdf)

February 15, 2011 Meeting

  1. Agenda, Committee Overview, and Upcoming Conferences (Dr. Jim Coolahan, JHU/APL) (PDF)
  2. Joint Strike Fighter M&S Update  (Mr. Barry Evans, Lockheed Martin) (PDF)
  3. Air Force M&S Vision for the 21st Century (Ms. Carol Booth, support to SAF/A6WM) (PDF)
    • Text of Air Force M&S Vision, 6 July 2010
  4. DoD CREATE Air Vehicles Modeling Project (Dr. Robert Meakin, DoD HPCMO) (PDF)
  5. Physics-Based Modeling Conference (Dr. Jim Coolahan, JHU/APL) (PDF)
  6. Life Cycle Cost Modeling Subcommittee Progress Report (Mr. Chris Price, Raytheon) (PDF)
  7. Model-Based Engineering Subcommittee Final Report (Mr. Jeff Bergenthal, Lockheed Martin) (PDF)

August 17, 2010 Meeting

  1. Agenda, Committee Overview, and Upcoming Conferences (Dr. Jim Coolahan, JHU/APL) (PDF)
  2. M&S at the Missile Defense Agency (Mr. Todd Repass (Axiom, support to MDA/DES) (PDF)
  3. Model-Based Engineering (MBE) Subcommittee Update (Mr. Jeff Bergenthal, Lockheed Martin) (PDF)
  4. Broad Area Maritime Surveillance UAS M&S (Mr. Steve O'Day (NAWC/AD) (PDF)

June 15, 2010 Meeting

  1. Agenda, Committee Overview, and Upcoming Conferences (Dr. Jim Coolahan, JHU/APL) (PDF)
  2. Systems 2020 Initiative (Mr. Scott Lucero, DDRE/SE/SA) (PDF)
  3. Geospatial Data Use in M&S (Mr. Tom Stanzione, MAK Technologies) (PDF)
  4. Risk-Based VV&A Methodology Update (Ms. Simone Youngblood, JHU/APL) (PDF)
  5. Core Manufacturing Simulation Data (CMSD) Standard Update (Mr. Swee Leong, NIST) (PDF)
  6. Model-Based Engineering (MBE) Subcommittee Status (Mr. Jeff Bergenthal, Lockheed Martin) (PDF)
  7. INCOSE Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Initiative Update (Mr. Sandy Friedenthal, Lockheed Martin) (PDF)

April 20, 2010 Meeting

  1. Agenda, Committee Overview, Upcoming Conferences, and Subcommittee Overviews (Dr. Jim Coolahan, JHU/APL) (PDF)
  2. Technology Tools for Rapid Capability Fielding - Study Outbrief (Mr. Jim Carlini) (PDF)
  3. MORS Workshop from Analytic Agenda (1-4 Mar) - Outbrief of WG #7 on Development Planning (Mr. Mike Truelove, SAIC-DDRE/SE/SA) (PDF)
  4. SISO System Life Cycle Forum - Outbrief from Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop (Mr. Tim Jahren, Raytheon) (PDF)
  5. SEDRIS Usage Assessment (Mr. Paul Dumanoir, JTIEC) (PDF)
  6. M&S Investment Needs for Producible Designs and Affordable Manufacturing - SE Implications (Final Report of the M&S Subcommittee of the NDIA Joint Committee for SE and Manufacturing) (Mr. Charlie Stirk, Cost Vision) (PDF)
  7. Certification of M&S Professionals (Mr. Bill Tucker, Boeing) (PDF)

February 16, 2010 Meeting

  1. Agenda, Committee Overview & Potential Activities, and Upcoming Conferences (Dr. Jim Coolahan, JHU/APL) (PDF)
  2. Acquisition Modeling & Simulation Update (Ms. Kristen Baldwin, Director, DDR&E/SE/SA) (PDF)
  3. Overview of New DoDI 5000.61 on VV&A (Ms. Simone Youngblood, JHU/APL) (PDF)
  4. Mission Level Modeling and Simulation Playbook (MLP) Project Overview (Ms. Stacey Almeter, AFMC ASC/END) (PDF)
  5. Highlights of M&S Leadership Summit on 1 Feb (Mr. Bill Waite, AEgis Technologies) (PDF)
  6. RFI: What are Best Practices in Contracting with the Government for M&S? (Mr. Dennis Shea, CNA) (PDF)
  7. Overview of the Analysis M&S Business Plan (Dr. Stuart Starr, Barcroft Research) (PDF)
  8. MORS Workshop on Analytic Agenda (1-4 Mar) - WG #7 on Development Planning (Mr. Kenneth Konwin, BAH) (PDF)

August 13, 2009 Meeting

  1. Agenda (PDF)
  2. Oct 09 NDIA Systems Engineering Conference (Dr. Gary Belie, LM) (PDF)
  3. Study on Model and Simulation Development Best Practices (Dr. Katherine Morse, JHU APL) (PDF)
  4. Revision of the Acquisition M&S Master Plan (Steve Swenson, AEgis Tech.) (PDF)
  5. A Total Perspective on Simulation Uncertainty (Dr. Dale Pace) (PDF)
  6. Results of M&S Cmte Survey on M&S in SoS SE (Dr. Jo Ann Lane, USC) (PDF)
  7. Simulation-Driven SoS Engineering Methods  (Dr. Dimitri Mavris, Georgia Tech Aerospace Systems Design Lab) (PDF)

June 11, 2009 Meeting

  1. Agenda (PDF)
  2. Oct 09 NDIA Sys. Eng. Cnfnc. Call for Papers (Gary Belie. LM Aero) (PDF)
  3. Integrated Representations of the Natural Environment (Mark Webb, DoD Air & Space Natural  Environment M&S Executive Agent) (PDF)
  4. NDIA Manufacturing and Systems Engineering Division’s Joint Sub-Committee on Modeling and Simulation (Al Sanders, Honeywell) (PDF)
  5. M&S Resource Reuse Business Model: a COTS Perspective (Warren Katz, MaK Technologies) (PDF)
  6. Study on Management Concepts for Broadly-Needed M&S Tools  (Jim Coolahan, JHU APL) (PDF)
  7. Model-Based Systems Engineering using SysML - Overview and Status (Sandy Friedenthal, Lockheed Martin) (PDF)
  8. Advancing MBSE via Unified Profile for DoDAF/MODAF (UPDM) (Fatma Dandashi, Mitre) (PDF)
  9. MBSE-related Applications of the STEP AP233 Information Model (Charlie Stirk, Chair, PDES Inc. Technical Advisory Committee) (PDF)
  10. M&S Catalog and M&S Discovery Metadata Standard (Roy Scrudder, M&S CO) (PDF)
  11. Report on Metrics for M&S Investments (Bill Waite, AEgis Technologies) (PDF) The report referred to in this presentation is Metrics for M&S Investments Report (AEgis Technologies Group for M&S CO) (PDF)

      April 22, 2009 Meeting

  1. Agenda (PDF)
  2. Oct 09 NDIA Sys. Eng. Cnfnc. Call for Papers (Gary Belie. LM Aero) (PDF)
  3. NIST M&S Activities for Manufacturing  and Homeland Security Part 1 (Swee Leong) (PDF)
  4. NIST M&S Activities for Manufacturing  and Homeland Security Part 2 (Sanjay Jain) (PDF)
  5. Model-Based SE Using SysML Part 1 – Integrating Design & Assessment (Russell Peak, Georgia Tech) (PDF)
  6. Model-Based SE Using SysML Part 2 – Manufacturing Design & Simulation (Leon McGinnis, Georgia Tech) (PDF)
  7. M&S Resource Reuse Business Model (Dennis Shea, CNA) (PDF)
  8. M&S Tools for Life Cycle Management (Dave Robertson, LMI) (PDF)
  9. NAICS Code for the M&S Industry (Steve Swenson, AEgis Tech.) (PDF)
  10. Acquisition M&S Master Plan Execution (Jim Hollenbach, SSI) (PDF).  The report referred to in this presentation is Metrics for M&S Investments Report (AEgis Technologies Group for M&S CO) (PDF)
  11. Updating the Acquisition M&S Master Plan (Steve Swenson, AEgis Tech.) (PDF)

February 25, 2009 Meeting

  1. Agenda (PDF)
  2. USAF Vision for M&S (Col Eileen Bjorkman, USAF) (PDF)
  3. Integrating Operation Simulation with Executable Designs in SysML (Dr. Henson Graves, LM Aero) (PDF)
  4. New M&S Edcuation Opportunities:  How to help your users be smarter customers of M&S (Dr. Dave Olwell, Naval Postgraduate School) (PDF)
  5. Cross Command Collaboration Effort (3CE) Lessons Learned (LTC Favio Lopez, 3CE/FCS) (PDF)
  6. DoD Instruction 5000.02 of 2 Dec 08: Defense Acquisition System Changes (Brad Brown, Defense Acquisition University)
              Historical Overview 1971-2008 (PPS)
              Dec 08 Changes (PDF)
  7. M&S-related Changes in DoDI 5000.2 (Jim Hollenbach, SSI) (PDF)
  8. VV&A Documentation Standardization: MIL-STD-3022 and Documentation Tool (S. Youngblood, JHU APL; M. Head, SPAWAR Atlantic) (PDF)
  9. Survey on M&S Support for the Systems Engineering of Systems of Systems (Dr. J. Dahmann, Mitre; J. Hollenbach, SSI) (PDF)

June 23, 2008 Committee Meeting

  1. Agenda (PDF)
  2. Joint Test and Evaluation Methodology (Col Eileen Bjorkman, USAF) (PDF)
  3. Transforming Scenario Generation (Chuck Burdick, Lockheed Martin) (PDF)
  4. M&S for Homeland Security (Charles Hutchings, DHS) (PDF)
  5. Microsoft ESP Visual Simulation Platform (Mark Vita, Microsoft) (PDF)
  6. Systems Engineering for DoD Systems of Systems: Opportunities and Experience with M&S (Judith Dahmann, Mitre) (PDF)
  7. Educating the M&S Workforce (Patricia Mulligan & Ed Degnan, AFAMS) (PDF)

April 24, 2008 Committee Meeting

  1. Agenda (PDF)
  2. DoD M&S Strategic Vision & Initiatives (PDF) (J. Citizen, M&S CO)
  3. Intelligent and Integrated Manufacturing Systems (PDF) (R. Neal, IMTI)
  4. NAVAIR M&S Enterprise Initiative (PDF) (K. Boissonneault, AIR 4.10)
  5. Domain Modeling: Roadmap to Convergence (PDF) (S. Topper, N. Horner; JHU APL)
  6. M&S Continuous Learning Modules Update (PDF) (Mike Truelove, SAIC)
  7. Missions and Means Framework Update (B. Bray, DRC; P. Deitz & J. Sheehan, ARL)
  8. Mitre M&S Support to FAA & DoD (PDF) (A. Anderegg, Mitre Civil Air Traffic Lab)
  9. Virtual Battlespace Center for Systems Engineering (PDF) (J. Hollenbach)

 

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