KSEE 2012 Archive

Toolbox to ensure control of the details to fulfill system requirements, Tom Eddy Johansen, FMC Technologies

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Title:
Toolbox to ensure control of the details to fulfill system requirements.

Abstract:
The presentation will provide a broad overview of which tools and processes FMC uses in a project to ensure that all technical requirements are understood and communicated to the project organization and subcontractors, how the maturity of the technology and technical solutions are assessed and quantified to form the background for establishing the technology qualification program, how to ensure quality outcome from engineering in all phases of the projects and the importance of verification testing prior to delivery of the products. The presentation will use examples from the words largest subsea project, the Angola block 17 Pazflor project.

Biography:
Tom Eddy Johansen is Cheif Engineer Total Projects at FMC Technologies. He has 30 years of experience from the Subsea industry related to engineering, engineering management and project management.

Industrial/mechanical engineering HIVe (Horten) 1981
Petroleum/marine engineering HiN (Narvik) 1982

Systems engineering in advanced missiles design, Alf Dale, Kongsberg Defense

Systems engineering in advanced missiles design, Alf Dale, Kongsberg Defense

Title:
Systems engineering in advanced missiles design

Abstract:
Modern state-of-the-art missiles are highly sophisticated and involves a number of engineering disiplines. The presentation will focus on the complex relationships between the disiplines and systems engineering in an early stage of the development. Examples will be given to show how top level requirements spread down to the design of sub-systems and the complexity of the work in a system design phase. Furthermore, examples of prototype testing to achieve technical confidence in the system will be given.

Biography:
Alf Gudleik Dale has a master degree in mechanical engineering from The Norwegian Institute of Technology. He has over 20 years experience from development and management of missile projects. He is a senior system engineer in Kongsberg Defence Systems and currently holds the position as project manager for the norwegian Joint Strike Missile.

KSEE Keynote, Rob Cloutier, Stevens Institute of Technology

KSEE Keynote, Rob Cloutier, Stevens Institute of Technology

Title:
Graphical CONOPS – A Strategy to Improve Stakeholder/Designer Shared Understanding

Abstract:
Gaming and immersive virtual environments provide a new way to engage stakeholders during early stages of Systems Engineering lifecycle to help them reach a common mental model of the concept of operations. A weak link in the Systems Engineering lifecycle is often the connection between what the users need and what the system developers think the users need, together with a shared understanding of the operational environment and associated constraints and dependencies. The current system development environment calls for user needs to be specified in a Concept of Operations (CONOPS) document, which provides a foundation of future system capabilities and describes typical scenarios that it will encounter. Given the size and complexity of today’s systems, CONOPS development can take considerable time and effort, which can cause its production to be incomplete and insufficient. This introduces misunderstanding and miscommunication early in the Systems Engineering lifecycle. This talk will cover research underway to improve this shared understanding through the fusion of 3D gaming technology and Storyboarding.

Biography:
Dr. Cloutier has over twenty years of industry experience, and is associate professor of systems engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. His research interests lie in System Architecture Patterns, OO systems engineering, architecting and systems modeling with UML & SysML, and modeling systems of systems

Specialties
Systems Engineering/Systems Architecture
System modeling
DoDAF, UML/SysML
Project/Program Management

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Knowledge Capture, Cross Boundary Communication and Early Validation with Dynamic A3 Architectures, Vickram Singh, Dresser Rand/HiBu

Knowledge Capture, Cross Boundary Communication and Early Validation with Dynamic A3 Architectures, Vickram Singh, Dresser Rand/HiBu

Title:
Knowledge Capture, Cross Boundary Communication and Early Validation with Dynamic A3 Architectures

Abstract:

Understanding and extracting systems information is a time consuming, demanding and expensive process. Complicating factors are cross-boundary communication methods and tools. We combine an informal and formal systems engineering method; Lean manufacturing principles and Model Based systems Engineering (MBSE) resulting in Dynamic A3 architecture. Dynamic A3 Architecture is a hierarchy of overviews from super-system to sub-system that can be navigated through active links. The method was applied to a lube oil system of a gas turbine package. We found that Dynamic A3 Architecture can ease internal and cross boundary communication, train new employees, facilitate knowledge capture, and share common understanding of the “system of interest”. A functional sequence diagram, which is a hybrid of a state and functional diagram, can assist in early validation of process applications

Biography:

Vickram Singh received his Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with specialization in aeronautical engineering from University of Agder in 2009. He has been working in the KG2-3G development team since 2009, and received his dual Master’s degree in systems engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and Buskerud University College in 2012

Wave Energy Converters and system engineering in startup environments, Patrick Moller, CorPower Ocean AB

Wave Energy Converters and system engineering  in startup environments, Patrick Moller, CorPower Ocean AB

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Title:

Wave Energy Converters and system engineering in startup environments

Abstract:
The presentation will cover system design and control engineering aspect
related to the development of a novel wave energy converter – aiming at
optimizing the reliability and total cost of harvesting energy from oceans.
Examples from a structured product development, where a combination of
top-level commercial and technical specifications is guiding the process
will be given, together with a technical overview of a wave energy converter
system – with emphasis of the specific challenges related to offshore
devices.

Biography:
As CEO and system architect of CorPower Ocean AB, Patrik is currently
bringing a revolutionary wave power technology to the market. The goal is to
deliver clean and renewable energy to the world by harvesting the vast
resources of ocean waves in an effective way.

Previously, in Replisaurus Technolgies, he introduced a new technology for
manufacturing of copper layers in semiconductor chips. Replisaurus was built
on his M.Sc. project into an 80 people company with operations in several
countries and fully automated production equipment. It was backed by major
European VCs and attracted industry top names within several technical
areas, including system design and engineering.

Patrik holds more than 20 patents and has published numerous technical
papers.

What devilish detail might kill your grand design? An example of connecting breadth and depth, Dr. Gerrit Muller, HiBu

What devilish detail might kill your grand design? An example of connecting breadth and depth, Dr. Gerrit Muller, HiBu

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Title:
What devilish detail might kill your grand design? An example of connecting breadth and depth.

Abstract:
At the start of the event, we will briefly look at some devilish details and their consequences. We observe that there is a natural tendency to either zoom in on details, or to zoom out for a helicopter view. We pose that it is the systems engineer’s contribution to connect depth and breadth:

- to help experts to understand the broader context
- to help “helicopter pilots” to see details that must be taken into account.

At the end of the event we will discuss an example from the logistics world, a warehouse, to see how a systems engineer can make such connection.

Biography:
Gerrit Muller, originally from the Netherlands, received his Master’s degree in physics from the University of Amsterdam in 1979. He worked from 1980 until 1997 at Philips Medical Systems as a system architect, followed by two years at ASML as a manager of systems engineering, returning to Philips (Research) in 1999. Since 2003 he has worked as a senior research fellow at the Embedded Systems Institute in Eindhoven, focusing on developing system architecture methods and the education of new system architects, receiving his doctorate in 2004. In January 2008 he became a full professor of systems engineering at Buskerud University College in Kongsberg, Norway.
All information (System Architecture articles, course material, curriculum vitae) can be found at: Gaudí systems architecting http://www.gaudisite.nl/

Narrow but shallow, an unfortunate combination, Haldor Husby, Data Respons

Narrow but shallow, an unfortunate combination, Haldor Husby, Data Respons

Title:
Narrow but shallow, an unfortunate combination.

Abstract:
Development of advanced technology products requires both deep skills in key technology disciplines and broad multidisciplinary knowledge at a system level. What happens when one or both are missing? This presentation discusses a project were narrow systems engineering and lacking depth in key disciplines resulted in a failure to meet important requirements. When these short-comings were remedied, the follow-on project was voted “Technology Feat of The Year” in 2007 by the readers of engineering weekly Teknisk Ukeblad.

Biography:
Haldor husby earned the degree Master of Science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Master of Applied Science from the University of Toronto (UofT), both in electronics. He began his career as a research scientist with NTNU, and has since acquired 20 years of industry experience in electronics production and design. He has developed particular competency in the areas of High-speed design, design for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and noise control. He is currently Principal Engineer with Data Respons in Kongsberg.

Website: http://datarespons.com/no/

System Design’s Three Pillars: Process, Tools and Thinking Tracks, Maarten Bonnema, Twente University

System Design’s Three Pillars: Process, Tools and Thinking Tracks, Maarten Bonnema, Twente University

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Title:
System Design’s Three Pillars: Process, Tools and Thinking Tracks

Abstract:
System design is all about information, information processing and information creation. A particular theme is uncertain and incomplete information. It is a challenge to create coherent and competitive products despite lack of information and scattered information. The system engineering process has evolved into an established way of working. Tools support the process. A third pillar are ways of thinking.
The balance between process, tools and thinking; several thinking tracks and the importance of communication are treated. Some of the thinking tracks will be illustrated with examples from developing a solar race car.

Biography:
Dr. Maarten Bonnema is Assistant Professor at the University of Twente in the Netherlands.

His research interest includes systems engineering, systems design and in particular communication in systems design and three directions are pursued:

1. Creation of High-level models: Creating a simple to use language that is understood by all disciplines involved.

2. Condensing information: We have observed that in contrast to the general idea, expert designers do not use models that are as complete as possible. They use models that are as simple as possible.

3. Combining model types: As each discipline has its own set of frequently used models, it is necessary to investigate a way of connecting these models.

Website: http://home.ctw.utwente.nl/bonnemagm/

KSEE 2012 Program

KSEE 2012 Program

14-15 June, 2012
Høgskolen i Buskerud

Kongsberg is the home of a wide variety of industries depending on Systems Engineering for their operations. Since 2006 we have organized an annual event to facilitate cross-fertilization between practitioners. The event hosts some world-class speakers and (SE) leaders from more local companies.

KSEE 2012 Theme: “Systems engineering connects the broad world of business and life cycle to the deep world of technology and engineering. Systems engineers need breadth knowledge, for instance on the operational aspects of the business or of the system, and depth knowledge of critical technology details. Systems engineering is a continuous balancing act to connect these two different worlds.”

The annual Kongsberg Systems Engineering Event (KSEE) collects a diverse set of experiences from different companies and domains to allow all to learn from the experiences from others. It is also a great opportunity to network with colleagues in and around Kongsberg. There will be great presentations, delicious food and lots of networking. The KSEE Steering Committee, an active group of your colleagues as well HiBu professor Gerrit Muller and HiBu student Eton Williams, have worked hard to create an interesting program.

KSEE 2012 was recently profiled by a local journalist.

Thursday 14 June

15:00 Registration, and a bite to eat
16:00 Opening of KSEE 2012, Setting the Stage
16:15 Maarten Bonnema, Twente University
17:00 Break
17:30 Haldor Husby, Data Respons
18:00 Patrik Möller, CorPower Ocean AB
18:30 Break
19:00 Alf Dale, Kongsberg Defense
19:30 BBQ and Networking

Friday 15 June

9:05 Rob Cloutier, Stevens Institute of Technology
9:45 Tom Eddy Johansen, FMC Technologies
10:15 Break
10:45 Vickram Singh, Masters Student Presentation 2012, Dresser-Rand/HiBu
11:15 Gerrit Muller, Buskerud University College, Norway
11.50 Closing
12:00 Program end

Last day to sign up is Thursday 7 June.

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