|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||From £17,668 maintenance grant, per annum|
|Placed On:||4th August 2023|
|Closes:||31st October 2023|
Towards Productive Cyber Resilience and Safety Analysis in Model-Based System Engineering
Funding amount: £17,668 maintenance grant per annum
Lead Supervisor name: Dr Huseyin Dogan
Cyber resilience is an important system-level feature. It is affected by design trades made during the systems engineering process (e.g. the use of architectural dissimilarity in parallel control channels). These trades are likely to affect other system properties such as system security and safety, as well as programme schedule and cost.
Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is being increasingly used in critical systems to help manage system complexity. MBSE aims to transform Systems Engineering to a model-based practice and is a formalised application of modelling to support system requirements, design, analysis, verification and validation activities beginning in the conceptual design phase and continuing throughout development and later lifecycle phases (INCOSE, 2023). MBSE’s use of models formalise descriptions of a system, allowing for automated analysis, in contrast to the historical approach of document-based engineering. MBSE is also seen as key to lowering the cost of defence platforms. For example, the Ministry of Defence’s PYRAMID programme envisages simplifying upgrades, and reducing software development costs though a reusable and open mission system architecture, by using a suite of reusable software components for legacy and future air platforms (UK MoD PYRAMID, 2021).
What does the funded studentship include?
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