BAE Systems Prefers ARTiSAN Studio for OMG SysML Modeling

ARTiSAN Software Tools, a global leader in the provision of UML 2 and OMG SysML-based real-time systems and software modelling tools, has announced that BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies (Insyte) has chosen ARTiSAN Studio as its preferred tool for the implementation of its OMG SysML-based systems engineering processes. BAE Systems’ choice of ARTiSAN Studio follows a far-reaching investigation into the potential benefits of adopting OMG SysML to underpin its overall systems engineering methodology and an extensive evaluation of the available SysML tools.

“ARTiSAN Studio will provide Insyte’s systems engineers with a robust tool suite for modelling systems based on the OMG SysML standard,” said Rob Wythe, BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies (Insyte) Head of Systems Engineering. “SysML’s extensive re-use of UML will facilitate easier flow down from systems to software engineering.”

To prove the capabilities and benefits of ARTiSAN Studio and the potential application of OMG SysML within BAE Systems, a pilot project was undertaken in which ARTiSAN Studio was used to capture the design of an existing system. Following the success of this pilot, BAE Systems is now actively considering a variety of systems design and software development projects for the deployment of ARTiSAN Studio which is being made available to BAE Systems’ systems design engineers on the company’s network as part of its overall design environment.

“The adoption of OMG SysML and ARTiSAN Studio will benefit our systems engineering community in a variety of ways,” continued Rob Wythe. “OMG SysML will give us a common, internationally recognised and robust methodology for designing, assessing and specifying the systems that will also promote cross project skills, simplify the project review requirements and ease the customer approval process. ARTiSAN Studio will provide us with the necessary combined systems and software engineering tool suite to achieve this as well as a company-wide resource for all projects that negates the need for on-demand procurement of specialist toolsets for individual projects.”

ARTiSAN Studio provides complete support for the OMG SysML standard. ARTiSAN Studio incorporates a comprehensive SysML Profile that makes use of Studio’s powerful Domain Specific Profiling capability. The SysML Profile supports the four pillars of OMG SysML – system requirements, behaviour, structure and parametric relationships. The ARTiSAN Studio SysML Profile directly supports core OMG SysML elements including blocks, item flows, ports and port flows, adding appropriate new commands, explorer panes and toolbars to the menus.

ARTiSAN Studio will enable BAE Systems to diagrammatically specify the nature of the systems it designs in terms of the system itself, its subsystems, parts and interfaces as well as its major states, its modes and the transitions between them. Furthermore, it will enable BAE Systems to define the activities the system performs and how the system is used. It will set out the requirements on the system, how they are satisfied and, finally, sets of parameters and constraints and the relationships between them.

“In providing support for the OMG SysML standard, ARTiSAN Studio enables teams of developers working in a multi-user environment to visualise, design and validate complex, mission critical systems before building them, and simplifies implementation with code generation and software reuse,” said Jeremy Goulding, President and CEO of ARTiSAN Software Tools. “ARTiSAN Studio is highly scaleable and improves productivity and quality when used on both small and large technical projects. Its underlying metamodel and repository technology provide a stable, robust working environment ensuring fast availability of model information, while securing all valuable data. Teams using ARTiSAN Studio’s powerful extensions can model architectural frameworks, systems and software as well as document legacy systems for the complete project lifecycle from start to finish.”

About ARTiSAN Software Tools
ARTiSAN Software Tools is the leading supplier of collaborative modelling tools for requirements analysis, specification, design and development of complex applications. The company provides standards-based, multi-user tool support from architectural frameworks through systems design to software implementation. ARTiSAN offers products, services and a process for systems and software modelling to accelerate the development of next-generation real-time systems while ensuring that they always meet requirements. ARTiSAN enables engineering teams to visualise, design and validate systems before building them, and simplifies implementation with code generation and software reuse. Winner of the 2005 SD Times 100 award in the Modeling category for bringing UML and SysML to real-time embedded systems, ARTiSAN offers the most advanced tools for complex applications development. Founded in March 1997, ARTiSAN is privately held with headquarters in Cheltenham, United Kingdom. The company has regional sales offices and distributors throughout the world. For more information, call +44 (0)1242 229300 internationally, or 1(888)511-7975 from the US.

About BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies (Insyte)
BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies (Insyte) focuses on meeting the demands of the rapidly evolving market in defence, homeland security and complex, mission critical solutions. It delivers complete capability solutions within the electronic systems sector which range from high tech sensors to highly sophisticated command systems, capable of integrating complex information and making mission critical decisions. Insyte employs over 3600 people across 12 sites in the UK, offering one of the highest concentrations of systems integration skills, experience and knowledge in the world.