Published September 13, 2023 | Version v1
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The AGILE 4.0 Project: MBSE to Support Cyber-Physical Collaborative Aircraft Development

  • 1. German Aerospace Center (DLR), Hein-Saß-Weg 22, 21129 Hamburg, Germany


This paper presents the main output of the EU-funded H2020 AGILE 4.0 project: the
AGILE 4.0 MBSE-MDAO Development Framework. The framework aims at connecting upstream
Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) activities to downstream Multidisciplinary Design
Analysis and Optimization (MDAO) activities, applied to the development of complex aeronautical
systems. Upstream activities include the definition of stakeholders, needs, semantic requirements,
and modeling the system architecture design space. Downstream activities include defining,
implementing, and executing cross-organizational and collaborative MDAO workflows to support
system synthesis. The development framework is implemented in an Operational Collaborative
Environment (OCE), a web-based platform for project data and modeling tool access. A business jet
family design application case demonstrates the use of the development framework and OCE.



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AGILE 4.0 – AGILE 4.0: Towards cyber-physical collaborative aircraft development 815122
European Commission