By Topic

2009 3rd Annual IEEE Systems Conference

23-26 March 2009

Filter Results

Displaying Results 1 - 25 of 88
  • 2009 IEEE International systems conference proceedings

    Publication Year: 2009
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (157 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • [Copyright notice]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): ii
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (71 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • 2009 IEEE International systems conference proceedings

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): iii
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (154 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):iv - xiv
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (144 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Welcome message

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):xv - xxv
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (268 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Mechanisms for requirements driven component selection and design automation

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1 - 6
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (508 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    Component selection and design automation have the potential to play a major role in reducing the system development time and cost caused by the rapid change in technology advances and the large solution search space. In our research we start from a structured representation of requirements and components using the Systems Modeling Language (SysML), and based on specific set of rules written in Pr... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • A multi-agent system architecture for cooperative maritime networks

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):7 - 12
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (930 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    The maritime container shipping industry derives significant efficiency by utilizing standard sized containers to ship goods all over the world. The standard size facilitates the use of equipment and procedures optimized for the containers. Due to the importance of the cargo, the security of the containers is extremely important. In this paper, a system is described to enhance the monitoring of th... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Towards a modular, service-oriented mechatronic system

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):13 - 17
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (640 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    The demand for flexible and scalable mechatronic system is becoming more and more attractive. Modular systems made from a large number of modules can be formed various physical or logical topologies, consequently to achieve the capabilities to optimize their configurations to suit different applications. Although, modular concept will bring new scalable and extendable products for customers, it pu... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Paring UML and DODAF down to the project-vital set of diagrams

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):18 - 22
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1077 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    Most projects do not have the resources to produce and support all types of UML and DODAF diagrams. Analysis literature gives little guidance on which types of diagrams are vital for certain types of projects and domains. Here a veteran software engineer describes precisely which types of diagrams are vital and which are less important for different software projects. Also they offer some practica... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • A new approach for a Reconfigurable Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Intervention

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):23 - 26
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (668 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    The present work shows an ongoing project named RAUVI (i.e. Reconfigurable AUV for Intervention). This project aims to design and develop an underwater autonomous robot, able to perceive the environment by means of acoustic and optic sensors, and equipped with a robotic arm in order to autonomously perform simple intervention tasks. A complete simulation environment, including this new concept of ... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Rationale for human modelling in human in the loop systems design

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):27 - 30
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (504 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    Human modelling in human-in-the-loop systems (HITLS) design can be a complex and dynamic endeavour. Thereby it needs a theoretical framework for grounding methods and models on verified principals and an integrative approach that takes into consideration the specificity of biological organization of living systems, according to the principles of physics, and a coherent way to organize and integrat... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Approaching the hotspot increases the impact: Process breakdowns in a safety-critical system-of-systems

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):31 - 34
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (442 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    This paper reports a study that examines process breakdowns in the operations of a hospital's surgical unit. We find a correlation between the stage in the surgical process in which a breakdown is detected and the breakdown impact. We derive a model of the relationship between breakdown detection, impact, and safety within the surgical domain. We discuss the practical implications for targeted bre... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • A Risk Management-based Decision Analysis Framework for resilience in Maritime Infrastructure and Transportation Systems

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):35 - 41
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1552 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    This research is an effort to develop a Risk Management-based Decision Analysis (RMDA) Framework based on the common fundamental elements that define the nature of resilience in Maritime Infrastructure and Transportation Systems (MITS). While developing a systematic process for making strategic and investment decisions, RMDA enables the decision-makers to identify, analyze, and prioritize risks in... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • A foundation for system safety using predicate logic

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):42 - 47
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (334 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    This paper presents a formal method based on standard concepts from mathematical logic, for the analysis of system properties, particularly safety. Informally, a safety proposition is a statement, ldquoThis system is saferdquo, and a safety predicate is a statement, ldquoThis system is safe under such-and-such conditionsrdquo. The standard syntactic rules for predicate logic apply with safety pred... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • SOA as a catalyst to empower the warfighter through improved enterprise data access over the GIG

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):48 - 53
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (452 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    As private industry and the department of defense (DoD) move toward enterprise architectures (EA), CIOs have been lauding service oriented architecture (SOA) as the approach to meet enterprise needs. It is clear that SOA addresses many challenges that face the DoD from information sharing to the fiscal issues of maintaining an IT infrastructure (networks, routers, desktops, peripherals, technology... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • “Fan-Out” model and methodology for “System of Systems” development

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):54 - 58
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (553 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    Market trends for applying ldquoSystems of Systemsrdquo (SoS) compels developers who want to advance their business to be involved in SoS programs. Although the difficulties and challenges entailed in developing SoS are numerous, the integration of varied technologies into coherent systems, interconnected in a network, brings with it an immense potential for creating new spin-off products with cor... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Net-centric system development

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):59 - 63
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (410 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    The United States Department of Defense (DoD) is pursuing a systems philosophy known as net-centricity in an effort to address the rapidly changing nature of military actions across the globe. This philosophy leads to an enterprise consisting of increasingly complex interrelated systems. Numerous failures as well as dramatic cost and schedule overruns on these programs may be symptomatic of the fa... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • A formal method approach to analyze the design of aircraft Flight Control Systems

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):64 - 69
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (624 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    The paper shows how the system algebra formal method can be used to analyze the system design of safety critical systems like the Flight Control Systems (FCS) of Jaguar, Airbus A380, and the Boeing 777 aircraft. The capability of the system algebra to verify critical system features like system availability, redundancy, coupling and fault tolerance based on the system states is demonstrated by sim... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Complex Adaptive Systems Engineering (CASE)

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):70 - 75
    Cited by:  Papers (10)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (462 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    We suggest a portfolio of distinct but related systems engineering activities that collectively may work well in very difficult environments. The CASE methodology acknowledges the human factor and encourages exerting influence rather than control. We advocate their consideration and application in limited domains, at first, to gain confidence in their viability. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Near-neighbor based engineering: A new systems engineering approach for emergent, swarming networks

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):76 - 81
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (966 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    A significant body of literature exists about emergent, swarming systems, but little has been written concerning approaches to facilitate their design. As we began to design a swarming sensor network system of systems, we recognized the need for a tractable systems engineering approach beyond the classical one. In particular, although we could define the system requirements and appropriate allocat... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Testing of real-time systems on the desktop

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 82
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (75 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Modeling a system of systems to analyze requirements

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):83 - 89
    Cited by:  Papers (8)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (495 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    To help systems engineers select a method for modeling large complex systems during the requirements phase of systems engineering, and also help researchers develop better models and methods, this paper identifies the semantics, mathematical basis, and attributes needed to model a system of systems. We use these model characteristics to compare several practical languages and methods that engineer... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Analysis of ground control system for a Smart UAV

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):90 - 94
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1612 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    This paper describes the ground control system (GCS) of the Smart UAV at the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI). The requirements, configuration and features of the GCS are detailed. And the functions of the pilot bay and observation bay are verified through the analysis of results from the ground and flight tests using a 40% scaled plane. It is also planned to develop a transmission consol... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Complexity, emergence and the challenges of assurance the need for a systems paradigm

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):95 - 103
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (454 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    The complexity of modern products, systems and processes makes the task to identify, characterise and provide sufficient assurance about the desirable properties a major challenge. Stakeholders also, demand a degree of enhanced confidence about the absence of undesirable properties with a potential to cause harm or loss. The paper develops a framework of seven fundamental facets of performance as ... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Systems approach and discounting: A need to think globally and act globally

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):104 - 109
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (438 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    This paper argues against using the practice of discounting and shows that both the time preference and the opportunity cost of capital arguments, put forward to justify discounting, are in conflict when we take the holistic approach to the environment. Both the time preference and the opportunity cost concepts are the tools to support the institution of interest. Using hierarchical systems approa... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.