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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Application of system of systems engineering to facilitate integration of complex legacy systems
by Albakri, Ghazi Mohamed, Ph.D., The George Washington University, 2011, 125; 3449285
Abstract (Summary)

Systems of Systems Engineering (SOSE) is a new field and opens a wide challenge for Systems Engineering researchers who are dealing with large scale complex systems. Integration is one of many tasks required by Systems Engineers who are involved in the process of acquiring a working system that fulfills the main mission of the large scale system.

This research presents a contribution to define the System of Systems Engineering science through facilitating the integration of two existing large scale complex systems into one. The contribution presented the introduction of a simple and clear process model for integration of large scale complex systems which is referred to as the “M-model.” The introduction of the "M-model" that facilitates integration of “existing / old” large scale complex systems with each other unique since most of the current research literature focuses on Systems Engineering integration processes for systems which are still under design and before their final phase-out.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Mazzuchi, Thomas A., Murphree, E. Lile
Commitee: Krishnan, G. S., Sarkani, Shahram, Sarkani, Shahryar
School: The George Washington University
Department: Engineering Mgt and Systems Engineering
School Location: United States -- District of Columbia
Source: DAI-B 72/06, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Engineering, Systems science
Keywords: Complex legacy systems, Integration, System engineering, System of systems engineering
Publication Number: 3449285
ISBN: 978-1-124-56169-1
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