KSEE 2010 Archive

Even Engebakken

KSEE Steering Committee Member
Volvo Aero Norge

Even Engebakken received his BSc in Mechatronics from Buskerud University College in 2006 and in 2010 he received his MSc in Systems Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. He is currently employed as a Systems Engineer in the R&D Department at Volvo Aero Norge AS.

Currently involved in production line design projects and factory layout.

2010: Requirement Management at FMC, Barbera W. Eiken

Speaker:     Barbara W.Eiken, FMC Technologies

Presentation: Barbara Eiken-FMC- RMM presentation for KSSE

FMC Technologies is a leading global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry. Designing, manufacturing and servicing technologically sophisticated systems and products (for FMC Technologies these are subsea production and processing systems, surface wellhead systems, high pressure fluid control equipment, measurement solutions, and marine loading systems) requires an in-depth knowledge and systematic overview over all external and internal requirements.
We will present our approach to management of the requirements at the different levels of our systems, the challenges we have been facing throughout the implementation and our planned way forward enhancing focus on the relationship between requirements, being basis for configuration of system solutions and standardization.

Name Eiken, Barbara Willkommen
Birth date 06.03.1969
Nationality German
Position Improvement Coordinator, Well Access Systems
Languages German, Norwegian, English

Date 1988 – 1994
Education established Master of Physics
Institute/location RWTH Aachen, Germany
Other Company internal education “General Manager”“Economy for non- economists”, (K.H. Hoff, HiBu)“Nonlinear Systems” at NTNU
Date 2006-
Employer FMC Technologies, Kongsberg
Position Improvement Coordinator
Development and implementation of new working process to improve efficiency and quality and thus secure competitiveness
Position Development Project Manager
Development of Modular Insulated Collett Connector – the basis for future project requiring insulated connections
Date 2001-2006
Employer Kongsberg Automotive ASA, Kongsberg
Positions Manager Concept Development, Manager Test Laboratory
Date 1995-2001
Employer Kongsberg Automotive Technology AS(later Automotive Products Kongsberg AS, Kongsberg TechMatic Norge AS and LuK Norge AS)
Main activities Software and sensor development

2010: K-Master, Prototype to Product – The Difficult Transition, Thor Hukkelås

Speaker:  Thor Hukkelås, Kongsberg Maritime

Presentation: Thor Hukkelås-Productification K-Master


Kongsberg Maritime started in the autumn 2008 a feasibility study for a new operator workstation for aft bridge of Offshore Support Vessels (OSV). This experimentation and early prototyping phase ended with the decision to start a product development project, leading up to K-Master. The project started in January 2009 and was from the beginning divided into two main phases, – a prototype development phase and a following productification phase. After a few months of intensive work we reached the first milestone with a very successful market launch at the Norshipping exhibition early June 2009. K-Master got a lot of international attention and was rewarded “Excellent Design Brand” by the Norwegian Design Council in March this year. The productification phase is still going on and will have it’s first main milestone reached in August where the first Factory Acceptance Test will take place.

I served as Project Manager of the K-Master project during 2009. In the presentation, I will share with you some of the experiences gained during the development of this “piece of art” which I see K-Master as today. There are quite a few pitfalls and tumble stones along the road from idea to a final product ready to be launched to the market, but it is a very exiting and rewarding trip.

Thor Hukkelås holds a Masters degree in Engineering Cybernetics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim 1976. After first having been Scientific Assistance to prof. Jens G- Balchen he moved to Kongsberg in 1976 and started working in the Defence Division at Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk.

Hukkelås moved to Kongsberg Albatross in the beginning of the early eighties and worked then with the development of Dynamic Positioning systems. He then moved to a small start-up company in Kongsberg called MPS working with the development of simulators and trainers for the military. He started his own company in 1996 called TellMie and worked for many years as a consultant. The longest commitment was for 3 years as Norwegian participant in a European R&D project with objective to develop a small VTOL UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle).

Hukkelås also worked for 2 years in Riaydh, Saudi-Arabia as Senior Systems Engineer and Project Manager of an international team developing specifications for large C4IS system. After return to Norway again, he has been employed at SiMiCon and Kongsberg Seatex and is now Project Manager in the DP & Navigation Product Development department at Kongsberg Maritime. 

Hukkelås has been actively involved in the start-up of 3 companies and was named “Master of the Golden Feedback Loop” in conjunction with the 50-year celebration of the Institute of Engineering Cybernetics. His main interests are in the area of applied cybernetics, software and systems engineering, especially connected to maritime and aircraft Guidance, Navigation & Control systems.

2010: The Balancing Act of Productification, Gerrit Muller

Speaker:  Gerrit Muller, Hibu

Presentation: Gerrit Muller- Balancing Act Of Productification

Many companies struggle how to benefit from similarities between projects, systems or products. We see that project oriented companies try to benefit from similarities by creating products that perform often used functions. Companies delivering catalogue products try to benefit from similarities between products by standardizing components or platforms internally. In practice all these attempts are only partially successful; practice turns out to be more difficult than theory.
We will illustrate the balancing act with examples from Health Care.

Email: gerrit.muller@gmail.com
Professor Buskerud University College
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