ASE – Advanced Systems Engineering

Continuous interaction between domain-specific development and cross-domain networking in advanced systems engineering

Fields of competence

The mission statement ASE - Advanced Systems Engineering as the focus and namesake of the research group comprises three pillars:

  • Advanced Systems: The consideration of highly interconnected, complex, mechatronic systems and System of Systems (SoS)
  • Advanced Engineering: The exploration and use of new (digital) technical and work-organizational processes, methods and tools
  • Systems Engineering: As an approach to the interdisciplinary and consistent development of complex mechatronic systems

The research group's areas of expertise address these three pillars holistically. Essential aspects are:

  • MBSE - Model-Based Systems Engineering incl. methods, modeling languages and tool implementations.
  • IPEK-ASE-Framework for holistic, human-oriented and product generation crossing modeling of systems based on the model of PGE - Product Generation Engineering
  • Methods and modeling approaches to support product-production codesign
  • Research and development of methods and systems for validation of advanced systems as SoS
  • Research and development of strategies to exploit potential synergies or avoid potential conflicts in the interplay between systems engineering and agile product development
  • Research and development of strategies for MBSE-supported agile development of mechatronic systems
  • Human-oriented modeling to improve interdisciplinary collaboration in the analysis and synthesis of complex technical systems using purpose-oriented modeling languages such as SysML and the C&C² approach
  • Methods and interface descriptions for linking domain-specific and cross-domain models
  • Involvement in national and international working groups:
    • Advanced Systems Engineering Community (Link)
    • INCOSE – International Council on Systems Engineering (Link)
    • GfSE – Gesellschaft für Systems Engineering (Link)

Range of services

  • Goal-oriented development and application of methods, modeling languages and tool implementations in the context of MBSE for your specific use cases

  • Development and establishment of cross-product generation frameworks for modeling in terms of ASE

  • Development of methods and modeling approaches to support the validation of technical systems

  • Linking domain-specific and cross-domain models in a globally distributed product development environment

  • Development of physical, virtual or mixed physical-virtual validation environments for driver assistance systems

  • Application-oriented and company-specific MBSE training courses in interactive formats


  • Software-Tools…

    • for modeling in terms of MBSE (e.g. Cameo Systems Modeler, iQuavis)

    • for simulation (e.g. MATLAB/Simulink)

    • for the integration of different digital models (e.g. Phoenix Integration ModelCenter)

    • for CAD modeling (e.g. Creo)

  • High-performance test benches and measurement technology for end-to-end validation based on the IPEK-X-in-the-loop approach (acoustic roller test bench, automated power tool test bench, powertrain-in-the-loop test bench, ...)

  • Creativity lab and prototype center

  • Extended Reality (XR-) Lab

Bachelor / Master theses

Current bachelor and master theses of the research group can be found here.


Selected publications of the research group

Mandel, Constantin; Wäschle, Moritz; Lutz, Sebastian; Behrendt, Matthias: A Model-Based approach for automation and traceability of validation activities – clarified for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. In: 9. Internationales Symposium für Entwicklungsmethodik 2021.

Mandel, Constantin; Böning, Jannis; Behrendt, Matthias; Albers, Albert (2021): A Model-Based Systems Engineering Approach to Support Continuous Validation in PGE - Product Generation Engineering. In : 7th IEEE ISSE International Symposium on Systems Engineering 2021, checked on 9/14/2021.

Wäschle, Moritz; Wolter, Kai; Han, Chenlei; Pecha, Urs; Bause, Katharina; Behrendt, Matthias (2021): Validation concept for scenario-based connected test benches of a highly automated vehicle. In: Torsten Bertram (Hg.): Automatisiertes Fahren 2021. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, S. 95–109.

Dumitrescu, R.; Albers, A.; Riedel, O.; Stark, R.; Gausemeier, J. (Hrsg.): Engineering in Deutschland – Status quo in Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft, Ein Beitrag zum Advanced Systems Engineering, Paderborn, 2021

Mandel, Constantin; Stürmlinger, Tobias; Yue, Chuo; Behrendt, Matthias; Albers, Albert (2020): Model-Based Systems Engineering Approaches for the integrated development of product and production systems in the context of Industry 4.0. In IEEE (Ed.): SysCon 2020. 14th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference.

Wäschle, M.; Martin, A.; Radimersky, A.; Behrendt, M.; Albers, A. (2020): SUPPORTING THE MODELLING IN MBSE BY APPLYING PRODUCT GENERATION ENGINEERING USING ELECTRONIC COMPACT ACTUATORS AS AN EXAMPLE. In: Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference 1, S. 2425–2434. DOI: 10.1017/dsd.2020.293.

Albers, Albert; Mandel, Constantin; Yan, Steven; Behrendt, Matthias (2018): SYSTEM OF SYSTEMS APPROACH FOR THE DESCRIPTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF VALIDATION ENVIRONMENTS. In: DS92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference.

Albers, Albert; Behrendt, Matthias; Klingler, Simon; Reiss, Nicolas; Bursac, Nikola (2017): Agile product engineering through continuous validation in PGE ‐ Product Generation Engineering. In Design Science Journal 3.

Albers, Albert; Behrendt, Matthias; Klingler, Simon; Matros, Kevin (2016): Verifikation und Validierung im Produktentstehungsprozess. In Udo Lindemann (Ed.): Handbuch Produktentwicklung. München: Hanser, pp. 541–569.

Albers, Albert; Dietmayer, Klaus; Bargende, Michael; Behrendt, Matthias; Yan, Steven; Buchholz, Michael et al. (2017): XiL-BW-e ‐ Laboratory Network Baden-Württemberg for Electric Mobility. In: The 30th International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition.

Albers, Albert; Moeser, Georg (2016): Modellbasierte Prinzip- und Gestaltvariation.

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