Integrating System Design Evaluation Methodology with the System Engineering Process


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), in cooperation with the Software Productivity Consortium (SPC), is pursuing an approach to advance the state of practice for developing complex systems based on previous research within Virginia Tech's Systems Engineering Design Laboratory (SEDL).

The results of this project will provide benefits to SPC in support of its member companies, and to the broader base of industry within the Commonwealth of Virginia through Virginia Tech's off-campus graduate program in Systems Engineering.

 

Project Goals and Objectives

  • Advance the state of the practice of Systems Engineering by developing a systematic approach to design evaluation and trade-offs for complex system development. Specific project objectives include:
    • Development of a design evaluation methodology fully integrated with the
      system engineering process, utilizing critical data produced by the process as an input, and generating critical design decision data to drive the process forward.
    • Extend the research conducted at Virginia Tech in this area by refining, documenting, and demonstrating the integration between design evaluation methodology and the systems engineering process.


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