Systems Engineering Principles and Practice

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-05-24
  • Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

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This bestselling textbook on systems engineering addresses the need for an introductory overview, first-text for the development and acquisition of complex technical systems. The material is fundamental to learning how to think like a systems engineer and carry out best practices in the field. Now, colleagues of the original authors have upgraded this unique interdisciplinary guide to maintain relevance and currency in this rapidly changing field, providing updated problems and references with a new solutions manual available for instructors. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in systems engineering or project management will find it invaluable.

Author Biography

Alexander Kossiakoff (deceased) was a director and chief scientist of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, as well as program chair of the MS program in systems engineering and technical management at JHU Whiting School of Engineering. William N. Sweet, now retired, was associate department head of the Fleet Systems Department at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Samuel J. Seymour is the systems engineering vice chair at the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. He served under Professor Kossiakoff for more than twenty-five years. Steven M. Biemer is an instructor at the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. He assisted Professor Kossiakoff in developing the first edition of this book.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. xiii
List of Tablesp. xvii
Preface to the Second Editionp. xix
Preface to the First Editionp. xxiii
Foundations of Systems Engineeringp. 1
Systems Engineering and the World of Modern Systemsp. 3
What Is Systems Engineering?p. 3
Origins of Systems Engineeringp. 5
Examples of Systems Requiring Systems Engineeringp. 10
Systems Engineering as a Professionp. 12
Systems Engineer Career Development Modelp. 18
The Power of Systems Engineeringp. 21
Summaryp. 23
Problemsp. 25
Further Readingp. 26
Systems Engineering Landscapep. 27
Systems Engineering Viewpointp. 27
Perspectives of Systems Engineeringp. 32
Systems Domainsp. 34
Systems Engineering Fieldsp. 35
Systems Engineering Approachesp. 36
Systems Engineering Activities and Productsp. 37
Summaryp. 38
Problemsp. 39
Further Readingp. 40
Structure of Complex Systemsp. 41
System Building Blocks and Interfacesp. 41
Hierarchy of Complex Systemsp. 42
System Building Blocksp. 45
The System Environmentp. 51
Interfaces and Interactionsp. 58
Complexity in Modern Systemsp. 60
Summaryp. 64
Problemsp. 66
Further Readingp. 67
The System Development Processp. 69
Systems Engineering through the System Life Cyclep. 69
System Life Cyclep. 70
Evolutionary Characteristics of the Development Processp. 82
The Systems Engineering Methodp. 87
Testing throughout System Developmentp. 103
Summaryp. 106
Problemsp. 108
Further Readingp. 109
Systems Engineering Managementp. 111
Managing System Development and Risksp. 111
WBSp. 113
SEMPp. 117
Risk Managementp. 120
Organization of Systems Engineeringp. 128
Summaryp. 132
Problemsp. 133
Further Readingp. 134
Concept Development Stagep. 137
Needs Analysisp. 139
Originating a New Systemp. 139
Operations Analysisp. 146
Functional Analysisp. 151
Feasibility Definitionp. 153
Needs Validationp. 155
System Operational Requirementsp. 158
Summaryp. 162
Problemsp. 163
Further Readingp. 164
Concept Explorationp. 165
Developing the System Requirementsp. 165
Operational Requirements Analysisp. 170
Performance Requirements Formulationp. 178
Implementation of Concept Explorationp. 185
Performance Requirements Validationp. 189
Summaryp. 191
Problemsp. 193
Further Readingp. 194
Concept Definitionp. 197
Selecting the System Conceptp. 197
Performance Requirements Analysisp. 201
Functional Analysis and Formulationp. 206
Functional Allocationp. 212
Concept Selectionp. 214
Concept Validationp. 217
System Development Planningp. 219
Systems Architectingp. 222
System Modeling Languages: Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Systems Modeling Language (SysML)p. 228
Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)p. 243
System Functional Specificationsp. 246
Summaryp. 247
Problemsp. 250
Further Readingp. 252
Decision Analysis and Supportp. 255
Decision Makingp. 256
Modeling throughout System Developmentp. 262
Modeling for Decisionsp. 263
Simulationp. 272
Trade-Off Analysisp. 282
Review of Probabilityp. 295
Evaluation Methodsp. 299
Summaryp. 308
Problemsp. 311
Further Readingp. 312
Engineering Development Stagep. 315
Advanced Developmentp. 317
Reducing Program Risksp. 317
Requirements Analysisp. 322
Functional Analysis and Designp. 327
Prototype Development as a Risk Mitigation Techniquep. 333
Development Testingp. 340
Risk Reductionp. 349
Summaryp. 350
Problemsp. 352
Further Readingp. 354
Software Systems Engineeringp. 355
Coping with Complexity and Abstractionp. 356
Nature of Software Developmentp. 360
Software Development Life Cycle Modelsp. 365
Software Concept Development: Analysis and Designp. 373
Software Engineering Development: Coding and Unit Testp. 385
Software Integration and Testp. 393
Software Engineering Managementp. 396
Summaryp. 402
Problemsp. 405
Further Readingp. 406
Engineering Designp. 409
Implementing the System Building Blocksp. 409
Requirements Analysisp. 414
Functional Analysis and Designp. 416
Component Designp. 419
Design Validationp. 432
CMp. 436
Summaryp. 439
Problemsp. 441
Further Readingp. 442
Integration and Evaluationp. 443
Integrating, Testing, and Evaluating the Total Systemp. 443
Test Planning and Preparationp. 450
System Integrationp. 455
Developmental System Testingp. 462
Operational Test and Evaluationp. 467
Summaryp. 475
Problemsp. 478
Further Readingp. 478
Postdevelopment Stagep. 481
Productionp. 483
Systems Engineering in the Factoryp. 483
Engineering for Productionp. 485
Transition from Development to Productionp. 489
Production Operationsp. 492
Acquiring a Production Knowledge Basep. 497
Summaryp. 500
Problemsp. 502
Further Readingp. 503
Operations and Supportp. 505
Installing, Maintaining, and Upgrading the Systemp. 505
Installation and Testp. 507
In-Service Supportp. 512
Major System Upgrades: Modernizationp. 516
Operational Factors in System Developmentp. 520
Summaryp. 522
Problemsp. 523
Further Readingp. 524
Indexp. 525<SpI_
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