Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering

Design Synthesis

Design Synthesis is the process of taking the functional architecture developed in the Functional Analysis and Allocation step and decomposing those functions into a Physical Architecture (a set of product, system, and/or software elements) that satisfy system required functions. SMC Systems Engineering Handbook, Figure 17 Synthesis is the process whereby the Functional Architectures and their …

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Functional Analysis and Allocation

Functional Analysis and Allocation is a top-down process of translating system-level requirements into detailed functional and performance design criteria. The result of the process is a defined Functional Architecture with allocated system requirements that are traceable to each system function. SMC Systems Engineering Handbook – Figure15: Functional Analysis and Allocation The Functional Analysis and Allocation …

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Verification Process

The Verification Process confirms that Design Synthesis has resulted in a physical architecture that satisfies the system requirements. Throughout a system’s life cycle, design solutions at all levels of the physical architecture are verified to meet specifications. Verification and Validation (V&V) Overview Validation and Verification (V&V) are steps to determine if a system or component …

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Systems Engineering Process

The Systems Engineering Process is a comprehensive, iterative, and recursive problem-solving process, applied sequentially top-down by integrated teams. It transforms needs and requirements into a set of system product and process descriptions, generates information for decision-makers, and provides input for the next level of development. The process is applied sequentially, one level at a time, …

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Functional Configuration Audit

A Functional Configuration Audit (FCA) examines the functional characteristics of the configured product and verifies that the product has met the requirements specified in its Functional Baseline documentation approved at the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) and Critical Design Review (CDR).  It has to do more with systems engineering and program management than official auditing. The …

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