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A Model-Based Tool for Designing Safety-Critical Systems

January 2023 Podcast
Sam Procter, Lutz Wrage

Sam Procter and Lutz Wrage discuss with Suzanne Miller the Guided Architecture Trade Space Explorer (GATSE), a new SEI-developed model-based tool to help with the design of safety-critical systems.

“Modern systems are undeniably more capable than their predecessors, but that capability comes as a result of more powerful hardware, more sophisticated software, more sensitive and just more types of sensors, etc. Not only does this make building these systems more complex, but it also makes them harder to certify.”

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Software Engineering Institute

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Abstract

In this SEI Podcast, Sam Procter and Lutz Wrage discuss with Suzanne Miller the Guided Architecture Trade Space Explorer (GATSE), a new SEI-developed model-based tool to help with the design of safety-critical systems. The GATSE tool allows engineers to evaluate more design options in less time than they can now. This prototype language extension and software tool partially automates the process of model-based systems engineering so that systems engineers can rapidly explore combinations of different design options.

About the Speaker

Sam Procter

Sam Procter

Sam Procter is a senior architecture researcher and initiative lead of the SEI's Model Based Engineering team at Carnegie Mellon. In that role, Procter studies tool support for architecture-centric, ...

Sam Procter is a senior architecture researcher and initiative lead of the SEI's Model Based Engineering team at Carnegie Mellon. In that role, Procter studies tool support for architecture-centric, model-based engineering challenges, particularly those related to safety and assurance. Procter has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and master’s and doctoral degrees from Kansas State University.

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Lutz Wrage

Lutz Wrage

Lutz Wrage is a senior member of the technical ...

Lutz Wrage is a senior member of the technical staff in the SEI Software Solutions Division, where he works on model-based engineering and analyzing software and system architectures. He currently leads development activities for the OSATE (Open Source AADL Tool Environment) tool. Before joining the SEI, Wrage worked as a consultant for enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems integration and customization. In addition, he led the design and implementation of a web-based project reporting and accounting system and developed and delivered training courses for software developers.

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