Systems Engineering

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Trade Study

A Trade Study is a study that identifies a preferred solution among a list of qualified solutions. The trade study will examine these solutions against criteria such as; cost, schedule, performance, weight, system configuration, complexity, the use of Commercial off-the-Shelf (COTS),  and many others. Trade Studies are performed throughout an acquisition program from concept development …

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SE Technical Reviews and Audits

Systems Engineering Technical Review (SETR) Process is an iterative program timeline that maps the technical reviews to the acquisition process described in DoD 5000 documentation.  Below are the major technical reviews that are required during the acquisition process. System Requirements Review (SRR) The SRR is a technical review conducted during the Technology Development (TD) Phase …

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Technical Performance Measurement (TPM)

Technical Performance Measurement (TPM) involves a technique of predicting the future value of a key technical performance parameter of the higher-level end product under development based on current assessments of products lower in the system structure. [3] Definition: A Technical Performance Measurement is a technique that measures the risks inherent in a technical system element …

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Technical Baseline

The Technical Baseline includes user requirements, program and product information, and related documentation for all configuration items (i.e., those system elements under configuration management). Configuration items can consist of the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS), operational and system requirements in the Initial Capabilities Document (ICD), Capability Development Document (CDD), Capability Production Document (CPD), and Weapons System …

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Systems Engineering Technical Review Process

Systems Engineering Technical Review (SETR) Process was developed by Naval Air (NAVAIR) and has been adapted for use within the entire Navy. It’s an iterative program timeline that maps the technical reviews to the acquisition process described in DoD 5000 documentation and follows the process described in NAVAIR Instruction 4355.19D. SETR applies to all personnel …

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Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP)

A Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP) is a document that addresses a contractor’s overall systems engineering management approach. It provides unique insight into the application of a contractor’s standards, capability models, configuration management, and toolsets to their organization. This is different from a Systems Engineering Plan (SEP) which should address System Engineering (SE) aspects on …

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System of System (SoS) Engineering

System of Systems (SoS) Engineering deals with the planning, analyzing, organizing, and integrating multiple system capabilities into existing and new systems which will provide more capability. It may deliver capabilities by combining multiple collaborative and autonomous-yet-interacting systems. The mix of systems may include existing, partially developed, and yet-to-be-designed independent systems. The goal is to pool …

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System Verification Review (SVR)

  The System Verification Review (SVR) is a product and process assessment to ensure the system under review can proceed into Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) and Full-Rate Production (FRP) within cost, schedule, risk, and other system constraints during the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) Phase.  It assesses the system functionality and determines if it meets …

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System Safety Engineering

System Safety is the Systems Engineering (SE) application of engineering and management principles, criteria, and techniques to achieve acceptable risk within the constraints of operational effectiveness and suitability, schedule, and cost throughout the system’s lifecycle. System safety covers the entire spectrum of environment, safety, and occupational health (ESOH) considerations.  It is an integral part of the …

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