18.1 Understanding the System Model’s Role in the Broader Modeling Context

This section describes how the system model provides an integrating framework for system development, and how the system model relates to other types of models, including analytical models and model execution environments.

18.1.1 The System Model as an Integrating Framework

As discussed in Chapter 2, the system model is a primary artifact of model-based systems engineering (MBSE), and is an integral part of the technical baseline of the system. Any changes to the system requirements or design are made first to the model, and then propagated through views, linkages, and artifacts to various stakeholders affected by the change. While this definition and goal of MBSE is ...

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