Wenfeng ZHANG
Shanghai Aerospace System Engineering Institute, CHINA
Professor, Deputy chief engineer

Lecture Title: Report on MBSE Exploration and Practice in ASES's Launch Vehicles

Lecture Summary/Abstract:

Since the 14th Five-Year Plan period, ASES has been committed to fulfilling its mission and building a strong aerospace nation. It has been exploring digital transformation and development by leveraging MBSE (Model-Based Systems Engineering) technology as a key approach.

ASES has established the National Complex Equipment MBSE Alliance, leveraging the Digital Rocket and the Digital Moon of the Lunar Exploration Center as key initiatives. The aim is to build an autonomous and controllable MBSE platform, which serves as a driving force in creating a demonstration base for the transformation of defense science, technology, and industry through MBSE.

With the support of major MBSE projects in the civil aerospace sector, ASES Institute has established an MBSE general technical team, leveraging the next-generation launch vehicle as a foundation. Expert guidance has been sought to facilitate the systematic development of MBSE in the field of launch vehicles and to promote engineering application practices. This concerted effort aims to make significant progress in the construction of the launch vehicle MBSE research and development system and to effectively carry out the digital transformation.


Prof. Zhang Wenfeng, Chief scientist of National Key Research and Development Program; Chairman of MBSE Committee at MBSE Laboratory of Aerospace System Engineering Institute; Assistant of chief designer of New generation of launch vehicle;

Now her major responsibility is leading MBSE digital transformation for the new generation launch vehicle etc. For over 20 years, Prof. Zhang Wenfeng has devoted herself to the research of MBSE (Model-Based Systems Engineering), virtual real systems, and digital twins. She is in charge of over 10 national projects and won a lot of honors such as “Chinese National Expert”, “the first prize of State Science and Technology Awards”, “Contribution Awards”, “Best Partner”, “Professional Prize”, and “Pride prize” of “The most (Professional/Pride/Partner)” (Japan).