NASA Systems Engineering Handbook

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Stephen J. Kapurch
DIANE Publishing, 2010 - 340 pages
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Provides general guidance and information on systems engineering that will be useful to the NASA community. It provides a generic description of Systems Engineering (SE) as it should be applied throughout NASA. The handbook will increase awareness and consistency across the Agency and advance the practice of SE. This handbook provides perspectives relevant to NASA and data particular to NASA. Covers general concepts and generic descriptions of processes, tools, and techniques. It provides information on systems engineering best practices and pitfalls to avoid. Describes systems engineering as it should be applied to the development and implementation of large and small NASA programs and projects. Charts and tables.
 

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Great resource, although I often thought they went a bit overboard with the 2007 revision. You can find the full PDF easily with a Google search from several NASA sites.

Contents

24 Distinctions Between Product Verification and Product Validation
15
25 Cost Aspect of Systems Engineering
16
30 NASA ProgramProject Life Cycle
19
32 Program Implementation
21
Concept Studies
22
Preliminary Design and Technology Completion
24
Final Design and Fabrication
25
Operations and Sustainment
28
The Budget Cycle
29
40 System Design
31
41 Stakeholder Expectations Definition
33
4113 Outputs
35
42 Technical Requirements Definition
40
4211 Inputs
41
4222 Human Factors Engineering Requirements
45
4224 Capturing Requirements and the Requirements Database
47
43 Logical Decomposition
49
4313 Outputs
51
432 Logical Decomposition Guidance
52
44 Design Solution Definition
55
4412 Process Activities
56
4413 Outputs
61
442 Design Solution Definition Guidance
62
50 Product Realization
71
51 Product Implementation
73
5112 Process Activities
74
5113 Outputs
75
512 Product Implementation Guidance
76
52 Product Integration
78
5211 Inputs
79
522 Product Integration Guidance
80
5224 Product Integration of the Design Solution
81
53 Product Verification
83
5312 Process Activities
84
5313 Outputs
89
5323 Verification Procedures
92
5324 Verification Reports
93
5326 Modeling and Simulation
96
54 Product Validation
98
5412 Process Activities
99
5413 Outputs
104
55 Product Transition
106
5512 Process Activities
107
5513 Outputs
109
552 Product Transition Guidance
110
60 Crosscutting Technical Management
111
61 Technical Planning
112
6112 Process Activities
113
6113 Outputs
122
6122 Cost Definition and Modeling
125
6123 Lessons Learned
129
62 Requirements Management
131
6212 Process Activities
132
6213 Outputs
134
6222 Requirements Management Tools
135
63 Interface Management
136
6313 Outputs
137
6323 Interface Definition Document
138
64 Technical Risk Management
139
641 Process Description
140
6413 Outputs
141
6421 Role of Continuous Risk Management in Technical Risk Management
142
672 Technical Assessment Guidance
168
6722 Status Reporting and Assessment
190
68 Decision Analysis
197
6811 Inputs
198
6812 Process Activities
199
6813 Outputs
202
682 Decision Analysis Guidance
203
6822 Trade Studies
205
6823 CostBenefit Analysis
209
6824 Influence Diagrams
210
6826 MultiCriteria Decision Analysis
211
6827 Utility Analysis
212
6828 RiskInformed Decision Analysis Process Example
213
70 Special Topics
217
7121 Develop an Acquisition Strategy
218
713 Prior to Contract Award
219
7132 Develop the Statement of Work
223
7133 Task Order Contracts
225
7135 Writing Proposal Instructions and Evaluation Criteria
226
7137 AcquisitionUnique Risks
227
7142 Evaluating Work Products
229
715 Contract Completion
230
7152 Transition Management
231
7153 Transition to Operations and Support
232
7154 Decommissioning and Disposal
233
72 Integrated Design Facilities
234
723 CACE Purpose and Benefits
235
725 CACE Process
236
7253 Activity WrapUp
237
727 CACE Facility Information Infrastructure and Staffing
238
7273 Facility Support Staff Responsibilities
239
7291 People
240
73 Selecting Engineering Design Tools
242
734 Design Standards
243
738 Backward Compatibility
244
74 Human Factors Engineering
246
741 Basic HF Model
247
75 Environmental Nuclear Safety Planetary Protection and Asset Protection Policy Compliance
256
7512 EO 12114 Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions
257
753 Planetary Protection
258
754 Space Asset Protection
260
76 Use of Metric System
261
Acronyms
263
Glossary
266
How to Write a Good Requirement
279
Requirements Verification Matrix
282
Creating the Validation Plan Including Validation Requirements Matrix
284
Functional Timing and State Analysis
285
Technology AssessmentInsertion
293
Integration Plan Outline
299
Verification and Validation Plan Sample Outline
301
SEMP Content Outline
303
Plans
308
Interface Requirements Document Outline
309
CM Plan Outline
311
Guidance on Technical Peer ReviewsInspections
312
Tradeoff Examples
316
SOW Review Checklist
317
Project Protection Plan Outline
321
References
323
Bibliography
327
Index
332

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