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Issue 6 • September 1986

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  • Systems engineering: its nature and scope

    Publication Year: 1986
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  • Systems engineering: a proposed definition

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):330 - 331
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    A definition of `systems engineering┬┐┬┐ is proposed, to stimulate further discussion directed towards a concensus view. It is a hybrid methodology comprising three modes: policy analysis, design, and management. Thus it is a matrix of methodologies drawing on the procedures provided by people working in a wide range of functions, which are integrated to constitute a total system. Systems engineerin... View full abstract»

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  • Evolution towards automation

    Publication Year: 1986
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    The evolution towards automation in manufacturing within IBM is described, taking the plant in Greenock, Scotland, as an example. A strategy was developed, looking a decade or more ahead to the point where the plant would be a high-volume low-cost facility, with full integrated automation as the goal. This may never be completely achieved, but each process is automated when it can be justified fin... View full abstract»

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  • The architecture of maritime systems

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):333 - 337
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    Systems can be seen simply as collections of resources directed towards defined functions. A ship is a self-contained system that can draw on few additional external sources when at sea. The analysis of the system policy yields very different results according to the purpose of the ship, whether it is for trade or for war. The former generates an inflow of earnings that the latter does not. The ma... View full abstract»

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  • Systems engineering approach to the major capital projects in BP

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):338 - 340
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    Major capital projects in the petroleum industry are very costly, complex and must be planned for their whole lifetime of, say, 20 years. Projects progress through a series of distinct phases, each of which can be a breakpoint, before handing over to an operating company. Project management is the bringing together of the skills of different disciplines into the project team, and providing control... View full abstract»

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  • Design of control systems from a systems engineering point of view

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):341 - 342
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    The operating objectives for the control of nuclear power plant embrace many complex disciplines, not only in the system of the plant itself, but also in the range of operating conditions, and the need for minimum operating coat. The history of the plant also has to be related to plant life, and the economic benefit of extending it. Dynamic multivariable control system design uses topological tech... View full abstract»

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  • Managing system creation

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):343 - 354
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    The paper introduces systems methodologies to illustrate the span of systems engineering activities and the system management structure appropriate to creating a complex and enduring system. Information/decision/action (IDA) systems provide a vehicle to demonstrate a variety of methodologies in operation. This class of system includes individual humans, companies, governments, computer-based data ... View full abstract»

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  • A systems engineering approach to software development

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):355 - 357
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    Sofware development benefits from an engineering approarh, because it has the same needs for keeping track of enhancements, modifications and standards. The progressive upgrading of software involves three factors: configuration control, host/satellite development, and development standards and methodologies. Configuration control is applied to developments that are useful additions to the kernel ... View full abstract»

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  • Discussion on IEE Colloquium on Systems Engineering: its nature and scope

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):358 - 359
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  • Book review: The Noise Handbook

    Publication Year: 1986
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  • Monitoring the technological environment

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):361 - 364
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    For both defensive and aggressive reasons, knowledge of technological developments is essential to the long-term competitive success and survival of a firm. Such knowledge is necessary both at strategic and operational levels within the firm. It is insufficient, particularly at the strategic level, for a firm to limit itself to knowledge of the technologies with which it is experienced and the cul... View full abstract»

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  • The competitive position of the European telecommunications industry

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):365 - 368
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    Telecommunication equipment manufacturers will be forced to expand their markets beyond national boundaries because of deregulation, to compete internationally, and to participate fully in the expansion of data, mobile and other services. Deregulation is providing greater commercial freedom in the EEC, but the investment community has the problem of appreciating the rapid pace of technology, and t... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic component quality

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):369 - 373
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    Report of a discussion meeting supported by the IEE, BSI, NSI and the Electronic Industries Component Policy Council. The UK quality system BS9000 takes into account the needs of three parties: the component manufacturers, the equipment manufacturers and the equipment users. Is it compatible with the Western European system of the CECC, and, in turn, the international system of IEC(Q), initiated i... View full abstract»

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  • Book review: Advances in Electronics and Electron Physics, Supplement 16: The Beginnings of Electron Microscopy

    Publication Year: 1986
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  • Factors affecting the design and operation of redox batteries

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):375 - 386
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    Parameters important in the design and operation of redox batteries are derived. The chromium/iron redox systems developed by NASA Lewis Research Centre are used to illustrate the usage of these parameters. The paper concludes with an overview of the design process, the advantages and disadvantages of redox systems and a short description of possible applications. Where appropriate, comparisons ar... View full abstract»

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  • The graphical methods of Sumpner, Drysdale and Marchant: solving the Kelvin equation

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):387 - 392
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    The paper commences with the equation derived in 1853 by Kelvin, for circuits containing inductance, resistance and capacitance. From this, the history of a graphical analysis is traced from Sumpner in 1888, to Drysdale who in 1910 published details of his planimeter, a manual device to solve LR and CR circuits. Little was added to the method, until Marchant extended it, in 1960, to cover all thre... View full abstract»

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