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Research and Engineering: Systems Engineering and Integration Branch
February 19, 2014
 

The 2.5-meter infrared telescope in the rear fuselage of NASA's SOFIA flying observatory tracked the star Polaris during characterization tests in March 2008. The 2.5-meter infrared telescope in the rear fuselage of NASA's SOFIA flying observatory tracked the star Polaris during characterization tests in March 2008. NASA photo. Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) is a disciplined approach for the definition, implementation, integration and operations of a system (product or service). Emphasis is on the satisfaction of stakeholder functional, physical and operational performance requirements in the intended use environments over its planned life cycle within cost and schedule constraints. SE&I includes the engineering activities and technical management activities related to the above definition considering the interface relationships across all elements of the system, other systems or as a part of a larger system.

The SE&I Branch is part of the Research and Engineering Directorate at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. The goal of the SE&I Branch is to provide systems engineering services to Programs and Projects to ensure that AFRC systems are designed, built, and operated in the most cost-effective way possible. The SE&I Branch provides high-quality systems engineering expertise, and supporting products and services required of successful Programs and Projects. The branch primarily supports large and complex flight and space projects at Armstrong, including the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy ((SOFIA), Science Mission Directorate and Constellation Abort Flight Test Project (Exploration Systems Mission Directorate).

Point of Contact:

C.J. Bixby
Chief, Systems Engineering and Integration Branch

(661)276-3394
cynthia.j.bixby@nasa.gov




Technical Planning


  • Customer needs
  • Conceptual designs and trade studies
  • Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP)
  • Technical review requirements
  • Life-cycle definition

Requirements Management


  • Design specifications
  • Interface control
  • Decomposition allocation and tracking
  • Verification tracking

Risk Management


  • Planning and process implementation
  • Risk analysis
  • Mitigation strategies
  • Tracking and trending

Configuration Management


  • Planning and implementation
    • Requirements
    • Change control process
    • Configuration accounting & record keeping
  • Data Management
    • Infrastructure
    • Organization
    • Access and control
    • Security
    • Data retention

Center Engineering Support


  • Systems engineering policy and procedures
  • Independent reviews
  • Engineering tools
  • Knowledge management
  • Systems engineering training
  • Agency Systems Engineering Working Group (SEWG)

Links
NASA Systems Engineering Processes and Requirements; NPR7123.1:
http://nodis3.gsfc.nasa.gov/displayDir.cfm?t=NPR&c=7123&s=1A

Risk Management:
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/codeq/risk/index.htm
 

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