Dr. Herb Frey, the former Chief of the Planetary Geology, Geophysics and Geochemistry Lab at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, explores the question - Can We or Should We Live on Mars? Dr. Frey begins his story as an idealistic young man wanting to be the first to step on Mars to finally accepting the enormity of such an undertaking, both technologically, ecologically and logically.
The Chesapeake chapter came out in force to attend and participate in the 29th Annual INCOSE International Symposium down in sunny Orlando, Florida. The chapter once again received a Platinum Award for the fourth year in a row.
On August 9, 2019 the INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter hosted the Tenth Annual Systems Engineering Professional Recognition Gala at the Garrett Jacobs Mansion- Engineers Club in Baltimore, Maryland. Every year the INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter puts on a dinner and reception to honor those who recently received a Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) certification from INCOSE.
The phrase “The whole is greater than the sum of the parts” is well known and important to Systems Scientists and Systems Engineers alike. It’s like a short pithy definition of Emergence. And it is almost always automatically attributed to Aristotle. But what I want to know is this - Did he say it? Why did he say it? And in what context?
The INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter (CC) Board of Directors (BOD) needs your assistance and is seeking candidates to fill the following positions in 2020: President-Elect: Term is 3 years (President-Elect, President and then Past President); Secretary: Term is 2 years; Programs Director: Term is 2 years; and Membership Director: Term is 2 years
Dr. Chandru Mirchandani discusses how new generation of processing modules and systems using a cloud-based architecture will afford up to an order of magnitude in cost reduction and improved reliability and flexibility over present generation systems of ground telemetry system designs.
The 2019 Operating Plan is written for the Chesapeake Chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). This plan provides the detailed operating activities for the 12 month period beginning January 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2019.
Managing a complex system development being developed is extremely challenging and requires extensive coordination between the all stakeholders, technical teams, leadership and decision makers, operational support teams, and the customer/end users.
This March, Chesapeake Chapter volunteers again participated as independent sponsor judges at two of Maryland’s premier youth STEM events: The 51st Anne Arundel County Science Expo on March 9th and the 64th Baltimore County Science Fair on March 2nd.
Mr. Millán discusses his research the ability to tailor the ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288 technical processes to incorporate the DARPA's META design flow and extend it into an end-to-end Systems Engineering methodology.
This month’s article will focus on Modeling Complex Systems, and why the SE and STEM community needs to step up their skills and expertise in understanding the driving requirements for complex systems, system and subsystem inter-dependencies, system-of-systems complexity, and future challenges for all industries.
This year’s Engineers Week theme — Engineers: Invent Amazing — makes sense to us, since we are continually amazed by all of the engineers we know and all of the amazing ways they make the world a better place.