Fundamentals of Systems-of-Systems

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Took Place 10 August 2018

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System-of-Systems (SoS) are all around us and have been for quite some time, yet only recently have they come to the forefront of Systems Engineering (SE), primarily due to the challenges faced when trying to apply standard SE processes to them.

The majority of aerospace systems in place today (or in development) belong to the SoS category (in one way or another) yet still have to interact with pre-existing systems, some having legacies of decades. Exactly how to develop systems that can interact with legacy monuments is a challenge most current developments face.

Learning Objectives
  • Understanding what Systems-of-Systems are
  • Understanding how they differ from systems
  • Understanding why they present a challenge
  • SoS Integration
Who Should Attend

New and practicing engineers, program management and supporting staff personnel, as well as academic and government professionals interested in gaining an appreciation for System-of-Systems (SoS), and how they connect or tie in to traditional Systems and Systems Engineering.

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Dr. Michael Sievers is a Senior Systems Engineer at Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a Lecturer in the System Architecting and Engineering Program at the University of Southern California. He teaches graduate courses in Model Based Systems Engineering, Systems/SoS Integration, and cyber-physical systems. He conducts research in model-based systems engineering and is a principal investigator on a number of harsh environment, fault-tolerant, high-performance computing research projects. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.