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A comparison of systems engineering challenges and practices between space and ground based astronomical projects
Author(s): Gerald Hechenblaikner; Sebastian Egner; Christian Schmid; Ulrich Johann
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Paper Abstract

This paper aims to compare various aspects of systems engineering between space and ground-based astronomy projects. After a brief roundup of the development of systems engineering practices in space, we discuss the rapidly progressing adoption of similar methods in complex ground projects. Special attention is given to the analysis of increasing system complexity on ground which leads to a commensurate increase in project effort and cost. The importance of development of enabling technologies and improvement of engineering methodologies are discussed by specific examples.

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Date Published: 10 July 2018
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 10705, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VIII, 107050K (10 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2317712
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Gerald Hechenblaikner, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Sebastian Egner, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Christian Schmid, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Ulrich Johann, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10705:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VIII
George Z. Angeli; Philippe Dierickx, Editor(s)

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