Architecting the System of Systems Enterprise: Enabling Constructs and Methods from the Field of Engineering Systems
Author(s)Rhodes, Donna H.; Ross, Adam Michael; Nightingale, Deborah J.
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Engineering systems is a field of scholarship focused on developing fundamental theories and methods to address the challenges of large-scale complex systems in context of their socio-technical environments. The authors describe facets of their recent and ongoing research within the field of engineering systems to develop constructs and methods for architecting enterprises engaged in system-of-systems (SoS) engineering,. The ultimate goal of the research is to develop a framework for characterizing, designing, and evaluating SoS enterprise architectures throughout the system lifespan as various forces result in entering/exiting of constituent systems, changing environment, and shifting enterprise profile. The nature of systems-of-systems demands constructs for multi-dimensional architectural descriptions, as well as methods for design and evaluation that employ dynamic approaches. In this paper, two important elements in an emerging framework are described, including a holistic enterprise architecting framework and an epoch-based analysis method for examining possible futures of the SoS enterprise.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division
Proceedings of the 3rd Annual IEEE Systems Conference
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Rhodes, D.H., A.M. Ross, and D.J. Nightingale. “Architecting the system of systems enterprise: Enabling constructs and methods from the field of engineering systems.” Systems Conference, 2009 3rd Annual IEEE. 2009. 190-195. © Copyright 2009
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