Factory automation is a complex multi-dimensional problem dealing with changes in market, technology, personnel, strategy, security and other aspects over time and across many levels. In order to plan, analyze, design and implement this properly, an Architecture Framework such as the UAF is required. Although the UAF is based on military architecture frameworks such as DoDAF and MODAF, the UAF is commonly used in commercial enterprises as well. In addition to the standard views such as strategic/capability, logical/operational, services, systems, projects, and standards, the UAF has added security and personnel views. This provides a complete set of viewpoints across time providing phased strategic architectures. Because the UAF metamodel is defined using the same ontology as DoDAF, it can be and has been implemented by non-SysML tools. This presentation will look at a multi-phased upgrade of a factory to integrate capabilities and technologies such as additive manufacturing, 5G wireless, artificial intelligence, robotic construction and transport, the human factors and cyber implications, and how it is introduced over time.
Matthew Hause is a principal at SSI, the INCOSE representative of the UAF group, and a member of the OMG SysML specification team. He has been developing multi-national complex systems for over 40 years as a systems and software engineer. He started out working in the power systems industry then transitioned to command and control systems, process control, communications, SCADA, distributed control, Military systems, and many other areas of technical and real-time systems. He has been a regular presenter at INCOSE, the IEEE, BCS, the IET, the OMG, AIAA, DoD Enterprise Architecture, Embedded Systems Conference and many other conferences. He was recently a keynote speaker at the Model-based Systems Engineering Symposium at the DSTO in Australia. His role at SSI includes consulting, standards development, presentations at conferences, specification of the UAF profile and developing and presenting training courses.