The development of a standard applicable to all industry sectors is essential to simplify and improve the quality of System Engineering information exchange.
Europe has initiated and driven this work with the support of the CEC via the SEDRES project (ESPRIT Project 20496), which ended in March 1999. This resulted in AP233 (Application Protocol "systems engineering"), which is an on-going initiative within ISO/STEP dealing with the standardisation of System Engineering data.
The SEDRES-2 objective is to extend, validate and standardise the Systems Engineering (SE) data model and nurture its practical implementation and multi-sector exploitation as a key enabler for the competitiveness of European industry.
The top-level objectives of the project are:
.to drive the on-going AP233 activity in the areas of data modelling, test material, document preparation, to ensure that European interests are represented in the emerging systems engineering data exchange standard;
.to validate the standard by performing practical case study definition, prototyping, use and evaluation of the emerging data standard within real SE activities;
.and to achieve the adoption ("take-up") of AP233 by all stakeholders, by maximising the two-way dialogue between the first two tracks of work, and between SEDRES-2 and such stakeholders, and to ensure that the vision of generic systems engineering is appropriately supported by the emerging standard.
The production of the data exchange standard will take into account the external view captured through the SEDRES network from the standard (AP233 etc), application (engineering sectors) and technology (tools / infrastructure vendor) axes.
The project validation scenarios will consist of an aircraft related scenario and a space vehicle related scenario.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
LL16 4HT Bodfari