1.1 Motivation for Systems Engineering

Whether it is an advanced military aircraft, a hybrid vehicle, a cell phone, or a distributed information system, today’s systems are expected to perform at levels undreamed of a generation ago. Competitive pressures demand that the systems leverage technological advances to provide continuously increasing capability at reduced costs and within shorter delivery cycles. The increased capability drives requirements for increased functionality, interoperability, performance, reliability, and smaller size.

The interconnectivity among systems also places increased demands on systems. Systems can no longer be treated as stand-alone, but behave as part of a larger whole that includes other systems as well as humans. ...

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