COURSE # ROO-435
DEFENSE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Unique presentation of Systems Engineering Principles in the context of defense applications. This course focuses on the vision, analytical tools and current case studies.
Systems Engineering Theory has been evolving over many years and has become a prerequisite in many graduate curricula; its importance cannot be overstated, since it introduces concepts of systems thinking, neatly tying together most of the technical, administrative, economic and business subjects learned before. As a multidisciplinary subject, it is general in nature and applicable to many systems. The course is rich with illustrations and applications of System Engineering Principles.
The course offers the Principles of Systems Engineering consisting of a logical sequence of activities and decisions which transform operational requirements into systems performance specifications, design specifications, and a preferred configuration. It employs Tradeoff Analysis, Effectiveness Analysis, and Cost-Benefit Analysis as the benchmarks, and then goes beyond the general concepts, focusing on the real defense requirements. It utilizes all engineering disciplines, aided by Operations Research, Management Science and Economics, to provide a systematic approach and rationale for building a system. It draws from a number of technical, managerial and business disciplines to synthesize the ideas and techniques needed for the development of effective hardware, software and organizational systems. It explores systems engineering parameters such as Design Adequacy, Reliability, Survivabililty and Readiness, which provide the framework for measuring System Effectiveness. The roles of Test and Evaluation as a Quality Control Technique, along with the Operational Documentation and Management Requirements, are also covered in detail.
A focused workshop allows the participants to apply the system concepts learned, including the architecture, partitioning, integration, and analysis tools to a design of complex DoD systems. This course is taught by the author of the book titled "Systems Effectiveness".
Applications and benefits:
This course will enhance your understanding of the:
- Scope and goals of Systems Engineering.
- Crucial system evaluation parameters.
- Methodologies and tools at your disposal.
- Organizational systems that yield optimal results.
Who should attend:
The course deals with System Engineering concepts, processes, tools and methodology used in Defense System Planning and Execution phases. It sets a solid engineering foundation and offers valuable information to System Planners, System Integrators, Program Managers, and Design Engineers. For maximum benefit, a degree in Engineering, Science, Technical Management or equivalent experience is recommended.
- Systems engineering approach
- Aspects of systems engineering
- Systems engineering management
- Systems engineering analysis, design, integration and evaluation
- Historical Background of Systems Engineering/Effectiveness
- Systems engineering/effectiveness factors
- Capability/design adequacy/performance
- Systems effectiveness framework: hardware/software
- Systems Engineering Discipline
- System partitioning and hierarchy
- System building blocks
- System architecture
- System interface
- System integration
- Systems engineering metrics: effectiveness/benefit/utility/merit
- Mathematical Tools: Euler Diagram, Decision Tree and Networks, Truth Table, Probability, Sample Space, Algebra of Events, Random Variable, etc.
- System Effectiveness Analysis (SEA) Methods
- Single-element sequential system
- Multi-element/multiple sequences system
- SEA techniques
- Construction of systems
- System Initiation and Life Cycle
- Measures-of-effectiveness (MOE)
- Measures-of-performance (MOP)
- Measures-of-adequacy (MOA)
- Conditioning the effectiveness factors
- Cost-effectiveness and tradeoff analysis
- Cost-benefit and utility analysis
- Design Adequacy and Capability Framework
- System requirements evaluation
- System performance and how to achieve it
- System design adequacy model
- Design adequacy variables
- System and subsystem design parameters
- System performance parameters versus subsystem design parameters
- Design adequacy prediction of a hypothetical weapon system
- LAR, IAR, KAR and tradeoff analysis
- Design Adequacy of "RF" and "IR" Sensors
- Performance parameters of "RF" Sensors, e.g. RADAR
- Performance parameters of "IR" Sensors, e.g. FLIR, IRST, etc.
- Measures-of-adequacy (MOA) of sensors
- Resolution of sensors
- Radar range equation
- Thermal sensitivity measures of IR sensors
- "Dee-Star" of IR detectors
- Effectiveness of Command & Control System
- C&C concept, application, definition
- C&C functions, building blocks
- C&C and combat effectiveness
- Metrics of C&C: MOFE, MOCE, etc.
- C&C systems: physical entities, structure, process
- Evaluating a tactical warfare C&C
- Evaluating a strategic warfare C&C
- Reliability is an Effectiveness Factor
- Data failure rate, density function and hazard rate
- Phases of failures and reliability drivers
- Models of hazard rate
- Measures of reliability: MTBF, MTTF, etc.
- Reliability function of constant failure rate
- System Reliability: Two-States System
- Reliability structures: series, parallel, series-parallel, etc.
- J-out-of-K structure
- Reliability improvement techniques
- Redundancy: unit and component redundancy
- Reliability assessment of a hypothetical missile
- Software Reliability: Definition, Causes of Failure
- Error categories of software: design, computation, logic, data handling, etc.
- Most-probable-error (MPE), Pareto Law
- Error estimates
- Software reliability approaches
- Modeling software failures
- Type I reliability models
- Type II reliability models
- Time-to-test models
- Taxonomy of verification
- Workshop Applying the Systems Engineering Process
- System Readiness: Two-State Readiness
- Intrinsic readiness
- Operational readiness
- Standby readiness
- Measures of readiness: MTTR, MDT, etc.
- Readiness of single shot devices
- Maintainability and repairability
- Risk Analysis
- Expectation of risk
- Assessment of risk
- Risk analysis, tradeoff and limits
- Event-tree-analysis (ETA)
- Failure-tree-analysis (FTA)
- Interaction of Systems
- Laws of combat: Lanchester?s equations
- Guerrilla Law
- Variable Interaction Law
- Combat effectiveness parameters, force multipliers, numerical strength, weapon system
- Relating system effectiveness parameters to combat effectiveness parameters
- Active Competition: Duels
- One-on-one, two-on-one, many-on-one duels
- Occurrence probability of exchange sequences
- Occurrence probability in terms of launch opportunity
- Organizational Design, Development and Evaluation
- Expectation of risk
- Duality of system and organization
- Functional and structural partitioning of organizations
- Effectiveness and states of organizations
- Organizational effectiveness factors: SEP
- Organizational activities: TIM
- Effectiveness of R&D organization
- Effectiveness of manufacturing organization
About the Instructor
A.Rick Habayeb, Ph.D., is the Information Technology Research Professor and Program Manager at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Dr. Habayeb is directing several research projects in wireless secure communication, software radios, network interoperability, reconfigurable computers, real time systems and scheduling, collaboration tools, digital platforms, wideband and multi-functions antennas, and visualization tools and cluster.
Dr. Habayeb was the weapons Command, Guidance and Control Technology administrator for the Naval Air Systems Command in Washington, D.C. He is recognized in the industry for his work in Systems Integration, Partitioning, and Effectiveness Analysis. His extensive engineering background includes design of logic circuits and control systems, performance evaluation, reliability assessment, and analysis and quantification of systems effectiveness; he holds several patents in the field of switching circuits and data communication. Dr. Habayeb has published several papers, reports, and a book entitled Systems Effectiveness. He previously served as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Chairman of the Electrical Engineering department at Yarmouk Univesity in Jordan, and has taught Systems Engineering courses at the University of Maryland and the George Washington University. Dr. Habayeb is a senior member of the IEEE and Sigma Xi.
Course: ROO-435 Duration: 4 Days FEE: $1,699 CEUs: 2.88
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Last modified November 11, 2011.