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Master of Science


Department of Systems Engineering and Management

First Advisor

Thomas C. Ford, PhD


The United Stated Department of Defense (DoD) and Air Force (USAF) have placed increased emphasis on the utilization of modern systems engineering (SE) practices within the current and future acquisitions lifecycle. This call is driven by the current rate at which near-peer adversaries such as Russia and China are increasing their defense system capabilities and catching up or surpassing the Unites States in certain operational regions. To aid in the transition to a Digital Engineering and Digital Twin dominated acquisitions process, this thesis presents a method with which SysML and geometric tools can be linked within both new and existing models built through MBSE practices. Specifically, this thesis focuses on the use of Cameo Systems Modeler and Engineering Sketch Pad to explore the link between Systems Models and Geometric Models. These tools, in conjunction with a well-developed pattern were exercised using a simple, ground-up approach model and an existing model. The result of this thesis is a stepping-stone to more complex geometric generation and a direct pipeline from SysML to analysis tools which require either solid models or volume meshes (i.e., CFD, FEM, RCS calculations).

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