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Systems Engineering



Systems Engineering and Integration

ProXopS is well versed in all aspects of Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I). From capability gap assessments, requirements formulation, architecture development, and functional decomposition to comparative trade studies, quantitative evaluations, implementation, and operations, ProXopS engineers add value throughout a program's life cycle.


The Ten Commandments of Systems Engineering

  • Be the customer advocate
  • Consider the operational system
  • Stepwise evolve the system
  • Evolve the system systematically for integration
  • Develop the system incrementally
  • Integrate the technical disciplines
  • Integrate change management
  • Ensure long, profitable product life
  • Use processes and tools
  • Use measurements to manage and learn

Define Mission/System Requirements

  • Spacecraft/Payload/(Crew)
  • Ground Segment
  • Flight Operations

Perform System Trade Studies

  • Risk Allowance/Failure Tolerance
  • Max Performance vs. Min $
  • Program Management Plans
  • Schedule
  • Lifetime Considerations
  • New Development vs. Off-the-shelf Components
  • Directed Subcontractor Involvement

Develop Implementation Plan

  • Define Program Organization
  • Define Program Flow
  • Establish Program Schedules
  • Approach for Developing Infrastructure
  • System Cost Model
  • Statement of Work
  • Flight Assurance Plan

System Baseline Refinement

  • Proposed System Configuration
  • Vendor Identification

System Development

  • Requirements Freeze
  • Prototype Engineering Development Units
  • Integration and Test
  • Launch
  • Flight Operations

Perform System Trade Studies

  • Risk Allowance/Failure Tolerance
  • Max Performance vs. Min $
  • Program Management Plans
  • Schedule
  • Lifetime Considerations
  • New Development vs. Off-the-shelf Components
  • Directed Subcontractor Involvement