“The system engineering process is the engine that drives the balanced development
of system products and processes applied to each level of development, one level
at a time”.
Source: Department of Defense Systems Management College
System Engineering Fundamentals, January 2001
GP Strategies has over 30 years of system engineering support to various military
systems in support of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, RI and other Government
activities. GP Strategies has provided support in the development and execution
of documentation of all system engineering elements listed in the table below:
System Engineering Process Element
Consists primarily of the customer’s needs, objectives, requirements, and
The part of the process used to develop functional and performance requirements
clarifying and defining the functional requirements and design constraints. Functional
requirements define quantity, quality, coverage, time lines, and availability. Design
constraints define those factors that limit design flexibility.
Functional Analysis/ Allocation
The part of the process where functions are analyzed by decomposing higher-level
functions identified by the requirements analysis into lower-level functions. The
performance requirements associated with the higher-level are allocated to the lower
functions. This is the functional architecture of the product. Key tools: Functional
Flow Block Diagrams; Time Line Analysis; and the Requirements Allocation Sheet.
The part of the process of defining the product in terms of the physical and software
elements resulting in the physical architecture. This is the basic structure for
generating specifications and product baselines.
The part of the process where the solution is compared with the requirements to
validate, through an established test method.
System Analysis and Control
The part of the process where technical management activities are used to measure
progress, evaluate and select alternatives, and document data and decisions. Tools
used to provide analysis include modeling, simulation, experimentation, and testing.
Control activities include risk management, configuration management, data management,
performance-based metrics, and technical reviews.
System Engineering Process Output
Encompasses the decision database, the system or configuration item architecture
and the baselines/specifications.
The most recent programs include:
- Communication Systems
- Common Submarine Radio Room (CSRR)
- Radio Frequency Distribution and Control System (RFDACS)
- Electro Magnetic (EM) Systems
- Imaging & Electronic Warfare (I&EW)
- Periscope Program
- SONAR Systems
- Torpedo Programs
- Underwater Sound Reference Detachment (USRD) Programs
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