Model Based Electrical Diagram and TID Generation

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Northrop Grumman
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Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) is looking to build a software tool using model based interconnected elements that can then be exported to multiple formats.

When initially designing a vehicle Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) rack, our Electrical Engineers (EEs) typically must create drawings, then map those drawings to tables within a Technical Interface Document (TID), and then software engineers must take the TID and replicate the interconnections within a configuration file. With all these hand-offs, we typically run into inconsistencies between each step that are not found until later in vehicle development, which is undesirable.
The idea of this project is to create model-based interconnect tool that defines inputs, outputs, and other special properties of a component. The tool can then export the interconnected model into a minimum of these two views:
• Electrical drawing diagram showing the interconnected components with proper labeling.
• TID table generation

If time allows, then a bonus would be able to generate components of the config file.

Each model would be of a single component found within a EGSE rack such as a power supply, PC, and discrete I/Os.

This tool will allow a single source of truth which defines each of the outputs needed for a launch vehicle for the EGSE and its configuration between components.

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