The novel coronavirus has disrupted both the world’s economy and how we individually live and work. With so many people being asked to stay at home and limit social interaction to fight the spread of the disease, could one result be the accelerated introduction of autonomy? In particular, could we see more rapid adoption of UAVs and autonomous ground vehicles to deliver things like dinner, groceries and medications?
Systems engineering (SE) can help improve product development, especially for today’s increasingly complex products that are really systems of hardware, software and connectivity. It is an interdisciplinary practice that helps ensure products meet all stakeholder requirements and can be delivered on time with high levels of quality.
An SE or RM tool is an important part of a successful project; however, organizations often select a tool without a clear understanding of their SE process (or lack of one) and may have unreasonable expectations about what it can do. This scenario can also result in trying to shoehorn development to fit the tool, resulting in unnecessary work. Prior to choosing a tool, there are several aspects that need to be evaluated. The process leading up to tool selection and putting it to use will take time, so it’s important to plan accordingly.
This picture was taken during Simba’s first visit to a beach. While normally a fearless warrior, who would attack elephants if allowed, he was oddly nervous of the surf.
CINCINNATI, Dec. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Belcan, LLC (“Belcan”), a global supplier of engineering, supply chain, technical recruiting, and information technology (IT) services to the Aerospace, Defense, Automotive, Industrial, and Government services markets, today announced the acquisition of Base2 Solutions (“Base2” or “The Company”), a premier provider of software and systems engineering consulting services to customers in highly-regulated industries such as Aerospace, Defense, and Medical Devices.
As a kid growing up in Colorado, I spent a good portion of my summers playing outside. I enjoyed hiking around our home in the mountains with my dogs and my brother. I always liked making things with my hands, building models, and especially model rockets. Estes Industries was located in Penrose, Colorado, and I remember being so excited to receive their annual catalogue in the mail and start mail ordering those amazing rocket kits. It was so rewarding to build something that flew and could be recovered to be flown again and again.
Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is getting touted as the next best thing and the newest methodology for lowering product development costs. A 6-year research project showed a 55% reduction in total development costs compared to projects not using MBSE.
The concept of Defense in Depth involves applying a multifaceted approach to manage risk so that if one defensive layer fails, subsequent defensive layers will prevent a breach. Defense in Depth is commonly referred to as the “castle approach” because it reflects the layered defenses of a medieval castle. Attackers of a castle must overcome several obstacles before reaching the throne room: the moat, the gate, and even flaming arrows from a keep.
BELLEVUE, WA, July 30, 2019 – Base2 Solutions today announced that for the sixth consecutive year it has received the Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The award, issued annually by The Boeing Company, recognizes Base2 Solutions for its superior performance and for maintaining a composite rating for each month in 2018.
On July 20th we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the first landing of humans on the surface of the Moon. The achievements of Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins during the Apollo 11 mission are rightly regarded as some of the most significant in history; however, they would not have been possible without the contributions of many thousands of others.