Unique presentation of Systems Engineering Principles in the context of defense applications. This course focuses on the vision, analytical tools and current case studies.

Systems Engineering Theory has been evolving over many years and has become a prerequisite in many graduate curricula; its importance cannot be overstated, since it introduces concepts of systems thinking, neatly tying together most of the technical, administrative, economic and business subjects learned before. As a multidisciplinary subject, it is general in nature and applicable to many systems. The course is rich with illustrations and applications of System Engineering Principles.

The course offers the Principles of Systems Engineering consisting of a logical sequence of activities and decisions which transform operational requirements into systems performance specifications, design specifications, and a preferred configuration. It employs Tradeoff Analysis, Effectiveness Analysis, and Cost-Benefit Analysis as the benchmarks, and then goes beyond the general concepts, focusing on the real defense requirements. It utilizes all engineering disciplines, aided by Operations Research, Management Science and Economics, to provide a systematic approach and rationale for building a system. It draws from a number of technical, managerial and business disciplines to synthesize the ideas and techniques needed for the development of effective hardware, software and organizational systems. It explores systems engineering parameters such as Design Adequacy, Reliability, Survivabililty and Readiness, which provide the framework for measuring System Effectiveness. The roles of Test and Evaluation as a Quality Control Technique, along with the Operational Documentation and Management Requirements, are also covered in detail.

A focused workshop allows the participants to apply the system concepts learned, including the architecture, partitioning, integration, and analysis tools to a design of complex DoD systems. This course is taught by the author of the book titled "Systems Effectiveness".

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The course deals with System Engineering concepts, processes, tools and methodology used in Defense System Planning and Execution phases. It sets a solid engineering foundation and offers valuable information to System Planners, System Integrators, Program Managers, and Design Engineers. For maximum benefit, a degree in Engineering, Science, Technical Management or equivalent experience is recommended.

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About the Instructor

A.Rick Habayeb, Ph.D., is the Information Technology Research Professor and Program Manager at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Dr. Habayeb is directing several research projects in wireless secure communication, software radios, network interoperability, reconfigurable computers, real time systems and scheduling, collaboration tools, digital platforms, wideband and multi-functions antennas, and visualization tools and cluster.

Dr. Habayeb was the weapons Command, Guidance and Control Technology administrator for the Naval Air Systems Command in Washington, D.C. He is recognized in the industry for his work in Systems Integration, Partitioning, and Effectiveness Analysis. His extensive engineering background includes design of logic circuits and control systems, performance evaluation, reliability assessment, and analysis and quantification of systems effectiveness; he holds several patents in the field of switching circuits and data communication. Dr. Habayeb has published several papers, reports, and a book entitled Systems Effectiveness. He previously served as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Chairman of the Electrical Engineering department at Yarmouk Univesity in Jordan, and has taught Systems Engineering courses at the University of Maryland and the George Washington University. Dr. Habayeb is a senior member of the IEEE and Sigma Xi.


Course: ROO-435 Duration: 4 Days FEE: $1,699 CEUs: 2.88

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