from the back cover of the book:

This book combines the emerging discipline of system architecting with model-based approaches using SysML. The early chapters of the book provide the fundamentals of system architecting; discussing what system architecting entails and how it benefits systems engineering. Model-based systems engineering is then defined, and its capabilities to develop complex systems on time and in a feasible quality are discussed. The remainder of the book covers important topics such as architecture descriptions; architecture patterns; perspectives, viewpoints, views and their relation to system architecture; the roles of system architects, their team, and stakeholders; systems architecting processes; agile approaches to systems architecting; variant modeling techniques; architecture frameworks; and architecture assessment. The book’s organization allows experts to read the chapters out of sequence. Novices can read the chapters sequentially to gain a systematic introduction to system architecting.

  • Model-Based System Architecture:
    Provides a comprehensive coverage of the Functional Architecture for Systems (FAS) method created by the authors and based on common MBSE practices
  • Includes a consistent example system, the “Virtual Museum Tour” system that allows the authors to demonstrate the systems architecting concepts covered in the book
  • Gives an introduction to architecture frameworks, including the Zachman Framework™, TOGAF®, and more

Model-Based System Architecture is a comprehensive reference for system architects and
systems engineers in technology companies. This book also serves as a reference to students and researchers interested in functional architectures.