Q. 1: Take an example of a "Best" system, and explain how critical the role
of a System Engineer was. Also, throw light on different system
engineering principles that were applied to this system.
A) The Indian Railways system is one that can be put in th
Q. 1: Referring to Figure 2-1 [Table 3.1 in 2nd edition], list a similar hierarchy consisting of a typical subsystem, component, subcomponent, and part for (a) a terminal air traffic control system, (b) a personal
computer system, (c) an automobile, and (
Q. 1: Modular or sectionalized system design is a fundamental characteristic of good
system design practice. Using a passenger automobile as an example, discuss its main
subsystems from the standpoint of modularity. Describe those that are modular, and
Q. 1: List the characteristics of a set of well-stated operational requirements, that is, the
qualities that you would look for in analyzing their adequacy. For each, state what could be the
result if a requirement did not have this characteristic?
Q. 1: Test failures are not always due to component deficiencies - sometimes they result
from improper functioning of the test equipment. Describe what steps you would take
before, during, and after a test to enable a quick diagnosis in the event of a tes
Both the concept exploration and concept definition phases analyze several
alternative system concepts. Explain the principal differences in the objectives of this
process in the two phases and in the manner in which the analysis is performed.
Q. 1: What steps can the systems engineer take to help ensure that system
components designed by different technical groups or contractors will fit together and
interact effectively when assembled to make up the total system? Discuss in terms of
Q. 1: The systems engineering method applies to the advanced development phase in a
similar set of four steps, as it does to the preceding concept definition phase. For each
step in the method compare the activities in the two phases with one another, sta
Q. 1: Describe and define the principal outputs (products) of the needs analysis phase.
List and define the primary systems engineering activities that contribute to these
A) The need analysis phase has 4 successful outcomes (products) and these
Q. 1: Developing a detailed work breakdown structure (WBS) for a
system development project is a basic function of project management.
What part should be played by systems engineering in the definition of
the WBS in addition to detailing the section name
The development stage of the Apache attack helicopter started in late 1970s once the prototype
was selected, that was Hughes. The development of this helicopter was influenced by a number
of factors, one of which was funding, other being the difference of