Dinner Meeting – March 20th – Model Based Systems Engineering for the Future of Vertical Lift

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The Vertical Flight Society Southwest Chapter presents

Model Based Systems Engineering for the Future of Vertical Lift

by Steven Skinner

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

This presentation examines the transition from requirement-based to model-based systems engineering (MBSE) and how it has helped transform the way vertical flight systems are developed for commercial and government applications in a digital world.

Steve Skinner recently retired after more than 45 years developing systems for atmospheric science, aviation, aerospace, and defense industries. Since moving to Texas in 1992, Steve has worked as an electrical engineer and systems engineer for TI/Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, and Bell Helicopter. Steve retired from Bell in 2015 after 10 years in systems engineering management for the ARH and FLRAA development efforts, and a few years leading functional systems engineering. After “retiring”, Steve returned to Bell as an independent consultant advising the V-280 Valor tiltrotor team for another 7 years to secure the US Army FLRAA contract.

Steve also served as an adjunct professor for 12 years at SMU Lyle School of Engineering creating and teaching graduate systems engineering courses, concentrating on Department of Defense processes for product acquisition, reliability, and system integration.

Steve earned a PhD and MS degree from Southern Methodist University in Systems Engineering, and a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado.



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