Fundamentals of Systems Engineering for Defense Systems Applications
by Thomas W. Jeffrey
The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2017
eISBN: 978-1-61353-234-8 | Cloth: 978-1-61353-233-1


Fundamentals of Systems Engineering for Defense Systems Applications is a user guide to systems engineering with an emphasis on applications in the defence sector and a practical approach based on putting the theory and tools to work in real-life situations.

The book is split into four sections to provide a complete introduction to systems engineering theory and practice: (i) core systems engineering processes; (ii) applications of core processes; (iii) advanced topics in systems engineering; and (iv) systems engineering management and development.

Topics covered include:

  • an introduction to systems engineering
  • the phases of systems engineering
  • system trade studies
  • performance-driven requirements
  • system performance evaluation
  • architecting process
  • program complexity evaluation
  • use of leading indicators
  • systems engineering tools
  • service-oriented architectures
  • net-centric systems
  • proven systems engineering management techniques & sample work products
  • developing and maintaining systems engineers' skills and competencies
  • model-based systems engineering and agile development
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