Model-based System and Architecture Engineering with the Arcadia Method

Implementation of Model Based System Engineering SET Coordinated by Pascal Roques

Model-based System and Architecture Engineering with the Arcadia Method

Jean-Luc Voirin, Thales

ISBN : 9781785481697

Publication Date : December 2017

Hardcover 388 pp

150.00 USD



Arcadia is a system engineering method based on the use of models, with a focus on the collaborative definition, evaluation and exploitation of its architecture.

This book describes the fundamentals of the method and its contribution to engineering issues such as requirements management, product line, system supervision, and integration, verification and validation (IVV). It provides a reference for the modeling language defined by Arcadia.

The author discusses the range of applications, from the assessment of different architectures and their suitability, to the collaboration between system engineering, specialties such as safety or security, subsystems engineering teams, software and hardware. This is illustrated by several examples of representative models which constitute a common thread.


Part 1. Foundations of the Method: General Approach and Major Prospects
1. Motivations, Background and Introduction to Arcadia.
2. Main Perspectives Structuring the Modeling Approach.
3. Adaptation to Project Context and Life Cycle.
4. General Approach to Functional Analysis.
5. Operational Analysis.
6. System Needs Analysis.
7. Definition of the Principle Architecture or Logical Architecture.
8. Definition of the Finalized Architecture or Physical Architecture.
9. Definition of Implementation, Development,? Acquisition and Integration Contracts.

Part 2. Method in Action: Using Engineering Models
10. Mixing Viewpoints: Analysis and Specialties.
11. Requirements Engineering and Modeling.
12. Integration, Verification and Validation Approach.
13. Articulation between Engineering Levels.
14. System Supervision, States and Modes.
15. Contribution to Product Line Engineering.

Part 3. Encyclopedia of the Language and Glossary of the Concepts of Arcadia
16. Introduction to Arcadia Modeling Language.
17. Concepts of Functional and Operational Description.
18. Concepts of States and Modes.
19. Concepts of Structural Description.
20. Links between Functional and Structural Descriptions.
21. Data Exchange Concepts and Links with Functional and Structural Concepts.
22. Additional Concepts.
23. Building the Global Model.

About the authors

Jean-Luc Voirin is Systems Technical Director at Thales. A software and system architect, he has worked for 15 years on modeling methods and tools. He is the author of the Arcadia method for model-based system engineering, and is also a coach for deployment of the method.