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Applied systems engineering in a small scale project
Author(s): Michael Meijers; Rieks Jager; Gabby Kroes; Lilian Leusink; Ad Oudenhuysen; Evert Pauwels
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Paper Abstract

Since the start of the design efforts in 2003, the design of the Optical Bench Assembly for MIRI is detailed and finalized. MIRI ('Mid Infrared Instrument') is the combined imager and integral field spectrometer for the mid infrared under development for the James Webb Space Telescope. MIRI is developed by a combined European-US Consortium. As part of this consortium, ASTRON develops the Spectrometer Main Optics Working in such a large international consortium requires focus on traceability of requirements, design, interface and verification data. This is achieved using several systems engineering practices like requirement analyses and allocation, technical performance management and configuration management. These processes are tailored to the complexity and scale of the project. The paper summarizes these practices and provides examples of the tailoring process and system engineering tools used.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 June 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6271, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy II, 62710H (22 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670228
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Meijers, ASTRON (Netherlands)
Rieks Jager, Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (Netherlands)
Gabby Kroes, ASTRON (Netherlands)
Lilian Leusink, ASTRON (Netherlands)
Ad Oudenhuysen, ASTRON (Netherlands)
Evert Pauwels, Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6271:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy II
Martin J. Cullum; George Z. Angeli, Editor(s)

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