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System Overview

The Open System Engineering Environment (OSEE) is an integrated, extensible tool environment for large engineering projects. OSEE is more than an integrated development environment (IDE), but is an integrated product life-cycle development environment. The system captures project data into a common user-defined data model providing bidirectional traceability, project health reporting, status, and metrics which seamlessly combine to form a coherent, accurate view of a project in real-time. By building on top of a central data model, OSEE provides an integrated configuration management, requirements management, testing, validation, and project management system. All of the components work together to help an organization achieve lean objectives by reducing management activities, eliminating data duplication, reducing cycle-time through streamlined processes, and improving overall product quality through work flow standardization and early defect detection.

OSEE High Level System Overview

OSEE Components

At the core of OSEE is the OSEE Framework. On top of the framework sits four core components: Action Tracking System (ATS), Define, Coverage, and Open Test Environment (OTE). The User Management component, which allows for user authentication, verification and role based access control (RBAC), is used by all of the OSEE components.

OSEE Component Diagram

OSEE is built on top of Eclipse, and utilizes the OSGi framework to manage it's bundles. Capabilities provided by 3rd party libraries and exposed in the Base Level API include:

  • Logging - Provide a consistent logging mechanism
  • Console
  • Event Systems - Manage the use of events
  • JAX R/S - Java REST API implementation
  • Active Mq - Message transport
  • Servelet Management
  • JDK Extensions

OSEE Framework

The heart of the OSEE Framework is the Object Revision Control System (ORCS). ORCS provides the foundation the rest of the components are built on top of. The key capabilities provided by ORCS are:

  • Object Persistance - The persistance of any object of any base or complex type can be managed
  • Type Definition
  • Type Safety
  • Data Model
  • Branching
  • Baselines
  • Searching/Indexing
  • Transaction Management
  • Administration
  • Data Import/Export

Action Tracking System (ATS)



Open Test Environment (OTE)

OSEE Quality Attributes

OSEE Functional Use Cases

OSEE Deployment

OSEE Network Diagram


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