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MASIES – Military Satellite Communications Analysis, Systems Integration, and Engineering Services

LinQuest Corporation provides a full spectrum of systems engineering and integration support to the United States Air Force (USAF) Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC)/Military Satellite Communication (MILSATCOM) Systems Directorate (MC). LinQuest personnel began supporting SMC/MC (then called the MILSATCOM Joint Program Office) in 1982 as part of LinCom Corporation. LinQuest is at the forefront of systems engineering with the use of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) methodologies.

LinQuest is the Industry leader in Model-Based Systems Engineering. LinQuest looks for continuous improvement and has provided training to our junior engineers and suggested advanced mythologies to our senior staff as well. As a more senior modeler, I look forward to using these new techniques and methods to make more robust models while at the same time making a more collaborative team environment. This will be especially true on ISP Draft for Milestone B formation and right side of "V" development.

— Senior Architecture Engineer

At LinQuest, I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of teams, across an interesting mix of subject domains using MBSE. The LinQuest approach to system modeling helps our customer utilize the technical baseline and drive out inconsistencies early in the design process. As someone that enjoys MBSE, LinQuest has provided me a great opportunity for career growth.

— Systems Engineer

Technical Baseline Management - MBSE for the design definition of new and emerging programs offers enhanced communication and collaboration with Industry. With MBSE, Government Reference Models (GRM) in SysML can be exchanged with industry. LinQuest has implemented comprehensive MBSE methodologies in support of emerging Air Force programs such as Protected Tactical Enterprise Services (PTES) and Evolved Advanced EHF. Use of MBSE on these programs has enabled rapid technical baseline development and maturation through enhanced stakeholder communication and collaboration as facilitated by the LinQuest developed SysML GRM architecture models. LinQuest's use of well-established and industry standard guidelines assisted in the development, navigation, and use of the GRMs and contractor-delivered models through the use of a well-defined hierarchy with applicability across the MILSATCOM Enterprise. LinQuest uses standard model elements, structures, templates, and analysis approaches to yield a common "look and feel" to SE&I products. This approach facilitates development of a comprehensive technical baseline definition with reduced risk of gaps, as well more efficient and effective engagement with the stakeholder community. This MBSE approach also enables model reuse across our MILSATCOM portfolio, this is especially critical for new and emerging programs. MBSE integration with DOORS enables the rapid import and mapping of requirements across subsystems and auto-generation of requirements documents.

Information Support Plan (ISP) Development - LinQuest Corporation pioneered the use of MBSE for Information Support Plan (ISP) development. LinQuest developed the first ever model-based ISP in the Department of Defense on behalf of the Enhanced Polar System (EPS) program. This innovative approach to developing and coordinating the architecture content in ISPs, resulted in significantly improved understanding among stakeholders and reviewers and resulted in significantly reduced approval timelines. Using MBSE creates efficiencies for stakeholder coordination by ensuring a common understanding of requirements and capabilities. Inputs and updates are captured more robustly, and the flow-down of reviewer comments and turn around time are reduced. The views using a model-based approach conveys required DoDAF compliant architecture information in an effective, efficient, concise, and accurate manner.

LinQuest developed the first ever model-based ISP in the Department of Defense on behalf of the Enhanced Polar System (EPS) program.

LinQuest drove enterprise-level attributes into the "satellite" and "terminal" elements into the MILSATCOM Enterprise Architecture.

MILSATCOM Enterprise Architecture - The MASIES Base Year CPAR stated: "The contractor drove enterprise-level attributes into the "satellite" and "terminal" elements into the MILSATCOM Enterprise Architecture (EA) to evolve the Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) capability in support of Enterprise Integration, and used MBSE to develop test (physical) configurations required to execute integration events...Using models to create these configurations ensures comprehensive top-down and bottom-up traceability to program and capability requirements analysis."