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Rapid Digital Prototyping Speeds Delivery of New Capabilities

When technology is complex, and innovation is key, digital engineering and prototyping is an exceptional way to rapidly design and test new hardware and software capabilities while optimizing costs and lowering risk. CACI’s proven Model-Driven Design and Implementation (MDDI) methodology supports the technical readiness and fielding of new operational capabilities at the speed of mission.

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Mission timelines are notably short. It is essential to design and experiment quickly, taking lessons learned and applying them to new iterations for fast results. With MDDI, CACI extends Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) to blend best-in-class, mature (TRL 8 and higher) toolchains with a standards-based, enterprise digital architecture methodology. CACI engineers use MDDI to speed technical readiness timelines while ensuring rigorous systems engineering controls for functionality and performance of all related hardware and software. MDDI’s scalable, open digital architecture works across the enterprise with a virtual repository and tools that facilitate collaboration and ensure configuration and version control. MDDI ensures that every requirement and feature of the system and its components is tracked and integrated throughout the entire lifecycle, from mission needs analysis, modeling, and simulation through prototype development and transition, sustainment, and sunsetting. 

To successfully drive rapid capability integration into systems of systems, we architect several key concepts into each experiment. Clearly defined customer objectives (and their dependencies) remain in focus throughout each stage. We develop Mission Value Threads that reflect priorities and digitally connect experimental capabilities into outputs that help end-users fully understand the benefits of the new capabilities. These outputs include different engineering models and artifacts, such as operational view (OV-1), system view (SV-1), capability view (CV-1), and use cases to allow early feedback. This feedback is then incorporated into newer iterations of the design, enabling rapid adjustments to be made, each delivered according to customer priorities.

Because the MDDI methodology has been applied to a broad array of software, hardware and networking systems over the past nine years, customers reap the benefit of standardized, proven processes that mitigate long-standing challenges associated with complexity, uncertainty, and rapid change in deploying and using systems. MDDI promotes increased understanding of and confidence in the system design. Importantly, it enables reuse of desired models to further achieve efficiencies in the engineering process. 


 

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