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Fundamentals of Systems Engineering


[NASA/SP-2007-6105] = NASA Headquarters. NASA Systems Engineering Handbook, NASA/SP-2007–6105 Rev 1. Military Bookshop, 2007. ISBN: 9781780391380.

1 Systems Engineering Overview and Stakeholder Analysis

[NASA/SP-2007–6105] Chapters 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0, pp. 1–30 and Section 4.1, pp. 31–39.

Section 6.1, pp. 112–30 and Section 7.1, pp. 217–33.

Section 7.6, pp. 261 and Appendix A, pp. 263–5.

Appendix B, pp. 266–78 and Appendix J, pp. 303–6.

Appendix K, p. 308 and Appendix P, pp. 317–20.

INCOSE. Systems Engineering Handbook: A Guide for System Life Cycle Processes and Activities. 4th ed. Wiley, 2015, p. 304. ISBN: 9781118999400.

ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288:2015, Systems and Software Engineering—System Life Cycle Processes.

Feng, W., E. F. Crawley, et al. “Dependency Structure Matrix Modeling for Stakeholder Value Networks.” (PDF - 2.3MB) 12th International Dependency and Structure Modeling Conference, DSM'10 (2010): 22–23.

2 Requirements Definition


Section 4.2, pp. 40–48.

Section 6.2, pp. 131–5.

Appendix C, pp. 279–81.

Appendix D, pp. 282–3.

Peña, M., and R. Valerdi. “Characterizing the Impact of Requirements Volatility on Systems Engineering Effort.” Systems Engineering 18, no. 1 (2015): 59–70.

de Weck, O. L., and M. B. Jones. “Isoperformance: Analysis and Design of Complex Systems with Desired Outcomes.” Systems Engineering 9, no. 1 (2006): 45–61.

3 Introduction to Systems Modeling Languages

Modelica Specification and Open Modelica User Guide.

SysML Specification (OGM Group).

Object Process Methodology (OPM) ISO Standard 19450.

4 System Architecture and Concept Generation


Section 4.3, pp. 49–54.

Section 7.2, pp. 234–40.

Appendix F, pp. 285–92.

Appendix G, pp. 293–8.

Crawley, Edward, Olivier de Weck, et al. “The Influence of Architecture in Engineering Systems.” (PDF) Engineering Systems Monograph (2004): 29–31.

5 Tradespace Exploration and Concept Selection


Section 4.4, pp. 55–70.

Section 6.8, pp. 197–216.

Appendix O, p. 316.

Ross, A. M., D. Hastings, et al. “Multi-Attribute Tradespace Exploration as Front End for Effective Space System Design.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets 41, no. 1 (2004): 20–28.

Frey, D., P. Herder, et al. “The Pugh Controlled Convergence Method: Model-based Evaluation and Implications for Design Theory.” Research in Engineering Design 20, no. 1 (2008): 41–58.

6 Design Definition and Multidisciplinary Optimization


Section 4.4 Design Solution Definition, pp. 55–70.

Section 5.1, pp. 73–77.

Section 6.5, pp. 151–7.

Section 6.6, pp. 158–65.

Section 7.2, Integrated Design Facilities, pp. 234–41.

Appendix M, p. 311.

Agte, J., O. de Weck, et al. “MDO: Assessment and Direction for Advancement—An Opinion of One International Group.” Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 40, no. 17 (2010): 17–33.

Ivanov, Anton, et al. “Concurrent Design Facility at the Space Center EPFL.” (PDF - 2.0MB) Proceedings of 4th International Workshop on System & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications. no. EPFL-CONF-183798. European Space Agency, 2010.

Individual Written Online Quiz
7 MBSE and Introduction to CAD (Guest Lecture from Solidworks)


Section 7.3, pp. 242–5.

“Implementation Guide: Navigating the Solidworks User Interface.” (PDF) Technical Paper, v4, Dassault Systèmes, Concord MA.

8 Systems Integration and Interface Management


Section 5.2, pp. 78–82.

Section 6.3, pp. 136–8.

Section 6.7, pp. 166–96.

Appendix H, pp. 299–300.

Appendix L, pp. 309–10.

Appendix N, pp. 312–5.

Tahan, M., J. Z. Ben-Asher. “Modeling and Analysis of Integration Processes for Engineering Systems.” Systems Engineering 8, no. 1 (2005): 62–77.

9 Verification and Validation


Section 5.3, pp. 83–97.

Section 5.4, pp. 98–105.

Appendix E, p. 284.

Appendix I, p. 301.

Leveson, N. “A New Accident Model for Engineering Safer Systems.” (PDF) Safety Science 42, no. 4 (2004).

10 Commissioning and Operations


Section 5.5, pp. 106–10.

Shishko, R. “Developing Analogy Cost Estimates for Space Missions.” Space 2004 Conference and Exhibit (2004): 28–30.

11 Lifecycle Management

ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288:2015, Systems and Software Engineering—System Life Cycle Processes.

de Weck, O. L., A. Ross, et al. “Investigating Relationships and Semantic Sets amongst System Lifecycle Properties (Ilities).” (PDF) 3rd International Engineering Systems Symposium, CESUN (2012): 18–20.

12 Prototyping and Manufacturing

New Approaches in Systems Engineering, e.g. DARPA META.

de Weck, O. L. “Feasibility of a 5x Speedup in System Development due to META Design.” Paper DETC2012–70791, ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE) (2012): 12–15.

Two-page Personal Reflective Memos Due and Oral Exams

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