7Costing of Complex Systems

DOI: 10.1201/9781003254782-9


Engineering has evolved greatly as new methods, processes, and tools have been evolved for understanding and building large, complex systems. The challenges that many engineers face involve connecting the subsystems properly into a system of systems (SoS) product that allows for the proper interactions without huge propagations of error. Figure 7.1 shows how systems theory can be used to understand the framework for a complex system. Unfortunately, as system complexity increases, our cost estimating techniques are not very mature or reliable.

Figure 7.1 Complex systems ...

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