April 16, 2024

Pioneering the Future of Systems Engineering

In the evolving landscape of systems engineering, a spotlight is cast on the innovative practices of model-based systems engineering (MBSE). Specialized firms like Samares Engineering, with a decade-long legacy, lead the charge in adopting MBSE to address the industry’s multifaceted challenges
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In the evolving landscape of systems engineering, a spotlight is cast on the innovative practices of model-based systems engineering (MBSE). Specialized firms like Samares Engineering, with a decade-long legacy, lead the charge in adopting MBSE to address the industry’s multifaceted challenges. The integration of analytical models with requirements for effective system verification and validation is emphasized as a critical area of focus, often overlooked in practice.

Spotlight on Samares Engineering and MBSE Leadership

The esteemed Samares Engineering is recognized for its specialization in systems engineering practices and model-based systems engineering (MBSE). Founded nearly a decade ago by its President, Raphaël Faudou, the company is dedicated to leveraging models to support systems engineering. Samares Engineering’s expertise is sought after for addressing the multifaceted challenges faced by the industry, including the imperative to navigate the complexities of the extended enterprise.

The company champions the integration of mission, system, and equipment aspects to ensure coherence and continuity throughout the engineering process. A key challenge identified is the critical connection between analytical models and requirements, which is essential for effective verification and validation. This aspect is often overlooked, resulting in insufficient utilization and recognition of its value.

The Role of Solution Providers in Industry Challenges: Insights from MBSC Day France

At the MBSC Day France, a presentation is conducted that encompasses a broad discussion on the prevailing challenges within the industry and the prospective solutions to these issues. It is highlighted that industries are currently facing significant challenges, particularly in working with an extended enterprise. The necessity for ensuring continuity between missions, systems, and equipment is underscored, as is the importance of maintaining a seamless connection between analytical models and requirements.

The use of these models in verification and validation processes is emphasized, although it is acknowledged that this is not always the case, resulting in insufficient credit being derived from such efforts. These are among the principal challenges that are addressed during the presentation. The role of solution providers, such as Dassault Systèmes, is mentioned as pivotal in tackling these challenges and pushing the boundaries further.

In the realm of systems engineering, particularly when employing Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), certain challenges persistently arise. These include the necessity to operate within an extended enterprise that encompasses everything from the mission to systems and equipment. It is crucial to ensure that there is continuity and that analysis models are properly linked to requirements.         

This linkage is fundamental as it underpins the verification and validation processes which are pivotal for system integrity and performance. However, it is observed that these processes are not always utilized to their fullest potential, leading to a lack of sufficient credit for the work done. The industry, including solution providers like Dassault Systèmes, is striving to address these challenges to push the boundaries further.

CATIA is a very very interesting tool. This is a really strong axis and then a better fluidity with everything related to with requirements and with other parties and disciplines.

Raphaël Faudou, CEO and Co-founder, Samares Engineering

The Advancements of System LV2 in Engineering Practices

The modern landscape of systems engineering is witnessing the anticipation of System LV2, an advanced language designed to enhance modeling capabilities. With the introduction of System LV2, a significant improvement is seen in the domain of variability, offering a robust framework for managing diverse and complex system designs. The incorporation of this feature marks a considerable progression from previous versions, addressing the growing need for adaptable and flexible modeling approaches in engineering practices.

 Moreover, System LV2 is expected to establish better linkage with geometry, facilitating a more seamless integration with Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tools. The potential for connectivity with CAD tools such as CATIA represents a pivotal development, signifying a promising direction for system modeling and design interoperability. This capability is not only interesting but is also recognized as a strong focal point within the industry.


In conclusion, the integration of model-based systems engineering (MBSE) within the industry is seen as a vital progression for addressing current challenges. The anticipation of System LV2 and UAF is viewed as a significant step towards enhancing the continuity and value across the extended enterprise. Challenges such as ensuring coherent analytical models and requirements for verification and validation are identified as areas where improvements are necessary.

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