system engineering

The textbook for this questions is Systems Engineering Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition. Alexander Kossiakoff and William N

Q1: 3.1 Referring to Table 3.1 list a similar hierarchy consisting of a typical subsystem, component, subcomponent, and part for (1) a terminal air traffic control system, (2) a personal computer system, (3) an automobile, and (4) an electric power plant, For each system, you need only to name one example at each level.

Q2: 3.6 For a passenger automobile, partition the principal parts into four subsystems and their components (Do not include auxiliary functions such as environmental or entertainment.) For the subsystems, group together components concerned with each primary function. For defining the components, use the principles of significance (performs an important function), singularity (largely falls within a simple discipline), and commonality (found in a variety of system types). Indicate where you may have doubts, Draw a block diagram relating the subsystems and components to the system and to each other.

Q3: What steps can the systems engineer take to help ensure that system components designed by different technical group or contractors will fit together and interact effectively when assembled to make up the total system ? Discuss in terms of mechanical, electrical, and software system elements.

Q4:Table 4.2 illustrates the evolution of system models during the system development process. Describe how the evolution of requirements documents illustrates the materialization process described in Table 4.1.

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