808 pages | 15 Color Illus. | 259 B/W Illus.
Suitable as a reference for industry practitioners and as a textbook for classroom use, Case Studies in System of Systems, Enterprise Systems, and Complex Systems Engineering provides a clear understanding of the principles and practice of system of systems engineering (SoSE), enterprise systems engineering (ESE), and complex systems engineering (CSE).
Multiple domain practitioners present and analyze case studies from a range of applications that demonstrate underlying principles and best practices of transdisciplinary systems engineering. A number of the case studies focus on addressing real human needs. Diverse approaches such as use of soft systems skills are illustrated, and other helpful techniques are also provided. The case studies describe, examine, analyze, and assess applications across a range of domains, including:
Supplying you with a better understanding of SoSE, ESE, and CSE concepts and principles, the book highlights best practices and lessons learned as benchmarks that are applicable to other cases. If adopted correctly, the approaches outlined can facilitate significant progress in human affairs.
The study of complex systems is still in its infancy, and it is likely to evolve for decades to come. While this book does not provide all the answers, it does establish a platform, through which analysis and knowledge application can take place and conclusions can be made in order to educate the next generation of systems engineers.
Since ancient times, when society has needed to communicate complex yet critical concepts, people have turned to the art of storytelling, and this book follows in that tradition. Storytelling through case studies has the potential to explicate the complex systems development process in ways that traditional analyses cannot. I hope you find in these engaging stories insights that will inform and inspire you as, together, we work to ensure our systems engineering community can continue to serve generations to come.
—Jeff Wilcox, Vice President of Engineering, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bethesda, Maryland
PreliminariesModern History of System of Systems, Enterprises, and Complex Systems; Alex Gorod, S. Jimmy Gandhi, Brian E. White, Vernon Ireland, and Brian J. Sauser
Relevant Aspects of Complex Systems from Complexity Theory; Vernon Ireland, Brian E. White, S. Jimmy Gandhi, Brian J. Sauser, and Alex Gorod
Application of Case Studies to Engineering Leadership/Management and Systems Engineering Education; Brian E. White, Brian J. Sauser, Alex Gorod, S. Jimmy Gandhi, and Vernon Ireland
CommerceMediaCityUK: Corporate Framework for Complex Construction; Barbara Chomicka
IBS Group, Eastern European IT Services: Capability-Based Development for Business Transformation; Mikhail Belov
Global Distribution Centers: Multilevel Supply Chain Modeling to Govern Complexity; Gerrit Muller and Roelof Hamberg
Humanitarian Relief Logistics: Multicriteria Decision Analysis and Simulation for Supply Chain Risk Management; Tina Comes, Frank Schätter, and Frank Schultmann
Construction of an Afghanistan School: Enterprise System Engineering for International Development Assistance in a Foreign Culture; Rob Mitchell
Utility-Scale Wind Plant System: Value Analysis of Interactions, Dependencies, and Synergies; Lawrence D. Willey
United States Banking System: Systemic Risk and Reliability Assessment; Khaldoun Khashanah
Whole-of-Nation Health Capabilities: A System of Systems Methodology for Assessing Serious and Unusual Emergencies; R.J. Hodge and S.C. Cook
Hospitals and Health-Care Systems: Methods for Reducing Errors in Medical Systems; Bustamante Brathwaite, Eranga Gamage, Shawn Hall, Karunya Rajagopalan, Mariusz Tybinski, and Danny Kopec
Disaster Response System of System Case Study Outline; Eusebio Bernabeu, Jose Luís Tercero, and Maite Irigoyen
Improvised Explosive Devices in Asymmetric Conflicts: Multisource Data; Fusion for Providing Situational Information; Jürgo-Sören Preden, Leo Motus, James Llinas, Raido Pahtma, Raul Savimaa, Merik Meriste, and Sergei Astapov
Dutch Emergency Response Organization: Safety Region—Quantitative Approach to Operational Resilience; J.M.P. Van Trijp and M. Ulieru
Complex Adaptive Operating System: Creating Methods for Complex Project Management; John Findlay and Abby Straus
Australian National Security and the Australian Department of Defence: Framework to Enhance Strategic Planning and Capability Development in Defense Acquisition Organizations; R.J. Hodge and S.C. Cook
United States Military Partner Capacity: System Dynamics to Quantify Strategic Investments; John V. Farr, James R. Enos, and Daniel J. McCarthy
US Air Force Network Infrastructure System-of-Systems Engineering Approach for IT Infrastructure; Jeffrey Higginson, Tim Rudolph, and Jon Salwen
US Navy Submarine Sonar Systems: Layered Lateral Enterprise–Technical System Architectures for Defense Acquisition; John Q. Dickmann
United States Air Power Command and Control: Enterprise Architecture for Flexibility and Decentralized Control; Michael W. Kometer and John Q. Dickmann
NextGen: Enterprise Transformation of the United States Air Transport Network; Hamid R. Darabi and Mo Mansouri
Airbus A380 and Boeing 787: Contrast of Competing Architectures for Air Transportation; Michael J. Vinarcik
US Air Traffic System: Autonomous Agent-Based Flight for Removing Central Control; Sergio Torres
Heathrow Terminal 5: Cost Management for a Mega Construction Project; Claire Cizaire and Ricardo Valerdi
US Airways Flight 1549: Root Cause Analysis for the Miracle on the Hudson; Karunya Rajagopalan and Danny Kopec