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Integration in Systems Engineering Context

Introduction to Systems Engineering

Systems engineering was originally envisioned to deal with the complexity of products from inception through their delivery (Schlager 1956). Ten years later, with the promise of being able to develop new, flexible means of controlling equipment through software programming structures, systems engineering changed its repertoire and emphasis from discovering and integrating satisfactory components to a broader systems perspective which spanned the lifecycle of the product or service. “The integration phase is usually a long one, since it extends throughout the entire period of design and construction of the experimental system equipment” (Schlager 1956). The ...

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