Mission Level Design develops innovative tools for the design and development of complex systems and processes and provides customers with high-quality design services and support. It is our mission to contribute to the successful development of superior products as well as to provide means to understand and assess complex processes and interactions. Our products and services are driven by constant research and development in collaboration with academic and other industrial partners worldwide. Learn more about Mission Level Design and our multi-domain system design and simulation environment MLDesigner and enter a new era of design and development.

M&SBSE Consulting

Our experienced consultants have a profound knowledge in M&SBSE and various fields of applied computer science and offer a broad spectrum of domain-specific knowledge for a wide variety of industries.

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Custom Development

Take advantage of our developers know-how and retains your flexibility of assignment of personnel. Based on your custom models, you can analyze and optimize your system or develop an ompimal solution as part of a joint project.

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Software Training

Engage in M&SBSE with our modeling and simulation environment MLDesigner. Jump start on the powerful features by attending one of our training and mentoring seminars.

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Model- and Simulation-Based Systems Engineering

Rising complexity in systems and process development challenges companies and people around the globe. In combination with strong market competition, new competitors and the intend to reduce development time, the development of complex systems has become a high-risk process. Thus, current system development projects face a high chance of failure or overruns in development cost and time. To be successful with any product development, it is crucial to provide the best solution for the top-level requirements of all stakeholders, including the final customer.

In the case of dynamically coupled subsystems or processes, the overall system is more than the sum of the individual parts. Design decisions at subsystem or component level have a profound impact on the overall system and may cause additional behavior or non-functional properties, many of which are unwanted by the final customer. Unwanted effects caused by the dynamic interaction of subsystems or components are hard to understand and discover when using classical development approaches that heavily rely on a document-centric design and validation approach, including the omnipresent V-Model development process model. 

Today, the use of model-based systems engineering (MBSE) approaches becomes a more and more important alternative to written specifications. MBSE focusses on the application of visual computer models instead of written texts with thousands of pages. This is beneficial for the assessment and design of any system since humans are adapted to using imagery and models to gain knowledge and understand relationships between things. However, research has shown that using static models is not sufficient to understand the dynamic interactions of complex systems and systems of systems.

To improve the design quality of specifications and to reduce the risk of complex system development, executable design and specification models were introduced at system and mission level to enable model- and simulation based systems engineering (M&SBSE). These models can be simulated on a computer to probe, assess, validate and test designs as early as possible during development. In contrast to the use of static models determined with e.g. UML or SysML, executable models at system level permit to understand the complex interactions between all parts of a system. Moreover, executable specification models can be used to develop virtual prototypes that can be used as part of agile or classical development approaches or for early user trainings.