The CRYSTAL project focuses on accelerating system engineering for safety critical systems such as found in the aerospace, automotive, healthcare and rail domain. The "Business Rationale" explains why it is a good idea to use the CRYSTAL results, such as interoperable tools and interoperability specification, in your business. It answers the most common questions that arise when considering using the results that CRYSTAL came up with. It is organized along the views of the major roles related to a system engineering environment and ends with frequently asked questions.

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Öffnet internen Link im aktuellen FensterProcess, methods and tools manager perspective

Öffnet internen Link im aktuellen FensterProject manager perspective

Öffnet internen Link im aktuellen FensterDevelopment management at industrial company perspective

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Öffnet internen Link im aktuellen FensterStandardization body perspective

Öffnet internen Link im aktuellen FensterRelated ARTEMIS RTP projects perspective

Öffnet internen Link im aktuellen FensterFrequently asked questions

Stakeholder perspectives

The following roles and use cases were defined for using the CRYSTAL results:
Figure: Use cases for CRYSTAL results for various stakeholders

CRYSTAL results

The CRYSTAL project delivers the means that you need to address these use cases. This set of results supports the loosely coupling of system engineering tools to share and interlink their data. The complexity of the engineering process is reduced because these results enable interoperability among various life cycle domains.

CRYSTAL is a strongly industry-oriented project and is driven by real-world industrial use cases from the automotive, aerospace, rail and healthcare sector. With a consortium of 71 partners ranging from OEMs, suppliers, tool vendors and academia, the results are supported by all relevant stakeholders in the safety-critical systems engineering process. The cross-domain reusability of the results is ensured by the involvement of partners from the four different industry domains.

The CRYSTAL results that are available for you are:
  • Engineering methods

  • IOS

  • Tool library

  • Platform builder

Engineering Methods

Each of the industrial use cases within CRYSTAL deals with engineering methods. An engineering method is a technical description of approach and capabilities needed for a specific repeatable activity in a use case from an end user perspective. The engineering method describes the general task, preferred workflow and artefacts involved, not limited to interoperability.

The engineering methods are good examples of reusable workflow for system engineering. The examples show how you can turn engineering processes into IOS services. In order to ease the identification of commonalities among the different engineering methods, the engineering methods were grouped and classified according to the life cycle processes in ISO15288. This standard was chosen due to its adoption in industry. After the classification, some engineering methods have been consolidated into so-called generalized Engineering Methods (gEM) which can be applied across different industry domains.

You can visually navigate the CRYSTAL engineering methods using this Leitet Herunterladen der Datei einwebsite.