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APL Applied Systems Engineering—Part I
Volume 29, Number 4 (2011)

APL has been making critical contributions to critical challenges for nearly 70 years across a broad range of technical areas and systems. The development of complex, adaptive systems that often must perform autonomously in extreme environments is a true test of all of the underlying research, architectures, processes, and testing that occur with systems engineering. Our accomplishments are based on our application of systems engineering principles and practices, tightly coupled with broad and deep domain knowledge in the operational environments of these systems. Success requires pervasive use of innovative systems thinking coupled with in-depth “hands-on” experience and understanding of the technologies within which the system or system-of-systems must operate. The systems engineer must exercise strong interdisciplinary leadership and collaborate with government institutions, private industry, professional societies, and academia throughout the world to bring the best expertise and resources to bear on the world’s challenging problems.

APL Applied Systems Engineering: Guest Editors’ Introduction

Samuel J. Seymour and Michael J. O’Driscoll

Systems Engineering for Complex Information Systems in a Federated, Rapid Development Environment

Charles R. Spaulding, W. Scott Gibson, Stephen F. Schreurs, Duane L. Linsenbardt, and Antonio DeSimone

The Application of Systems Engineering to Software Development: A Case Study

Robert L. Sweeney, Jeffrey P. Hamman, and Steven M. Biemer

The Application of APL Systems Engineering Discriminators to NASA Missions in the Space Department

David Y. Kusnierkiewicz and Glen H. Fountain

Engineering Systems for Extreme Environments

Guy V. Clatterbaugh, Bruce R. Trethewey Jr., Jack C. Roberts, Sharon X. Ling, and Mohammad M. Dehghani

The Fleet Ballistic Missile Strategic Weapon System: APL’s Efforts for the U.S. Navy’s Strategic Deterrent System and the Relevance to Systems Engineering

John P. Gibson and Stephen P. Yanek

Academic Perspectives of Systems Engineering

Samuel J. Seymour and Ronald R. Luman

APL System Development Process

Elinor Fong, David Y. Kusnierkiewicz, Deborah P. Mendat, and Peter D. Tennyson

APL Celebrates 80 Years of

Game-Changing Impact

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80th anniversary