Applied Systems Engineering Training
Applied Systems Engineering Training Course – Hands-on
Applied Systems Engineering Training Course – Customize it
- We can adapt this training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
- If you are familiar with some aspects of this training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
- We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the training around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
- If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.
Applied Systems Engineering Training Course – Audience/Target Group
The target audience for this training course:
- A leader or a key member of a complex system development team
- Concerned about the team’s technical success
- Interested in how to fit your system into its system environment
- Looking for practical methods to use in your team
Applied Systems Engineering Training – Course Content
Test Evaluation Overview:
An overview of test and evaluation (T&E) principles and methods for simple products and complex systems, including T&E tasks from beginning to end of a project. Basic definitions and concepts, including test, evaluation, verification, validation, developmental testing (DT&E or “alpha”), and operational testing (OT&E or “beta”). Cost-effective T&E, and the cost of quality. Nine basic principles of testing.
Test and Evaluation In the Life Cycle:
Roles of test and evaluation throughout product development and support. Special life cycles: commercial product development, US Department of Defense acquisitions under DoD- 5000, evolutionary development, iterative development, and agile development.
Developing Test Requirements:
Applied Systems Engineering Training – Designing a Test and Evaluation Program:
Three stages: test strategy, test planning, test procedures. Creating a T&E strategy in context of the stakeholder needs. An effective outline of T&E strategy topics, such as US DoD “Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP)” Converting the strategy to a T&E plan defining specific verification events in terms of requirements tested, time frame, equipment/skills needed, duration, and goals. Identification of test enabling products early enough to affect the development program. Modeling and simulation for test planning.
Designing Tests and Evaluations:
The test procedure as a control for each verification event. Identifying the issues and goals in each verification event. Determining the requirements to include, and what not to include. “Black box” input/output analysis, choosing what to measure, and identification of observability issues. Logical sequencing of the test procedure based on product/system states, input controls, and observable measurements. Analyzing expected variation in test data, statistical design of tests, sampling principles, selecting useful statistical methods, design of experiments, common statistical errors.
Manage the intricate aspects of system integration testing; level of integration planning; managing system integration; work-arounds. Development test concepts; five types of integration test planning; preferred order of events; component testing.
How to perform testing; differences in testing for prototypes, first article qualification, recurring production acceptance, support; rules for test conduct. Test records; test readiness certification, test constraints, test article configuration; troubleshooting and anomaly handling; measures of success and indicators of difficulty; test tools. Test failure analysis.
Robotic Test Challenge:
A hands-on class exercise in small groups. Part A analyzes a system concept and requirements, developing an RVM and specific test requirements,. Part B creates an effective test program and test procedures for the product system. Part C builds the robotic systems per assembly instructions. Part D implements the test program to evaluate the final robots.
This course qualifies for 2.1 CEUs or 21 PDUs.