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APL Applied Systems Engineering—Part I

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


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The Cover: 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.

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