Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Systems of Systems - Engineering, Modeling, Simulation and Analysis

Tien Nguyen

The Aerospace Corporation


Autonomy of Constituents Operational Independence Taxonomy Acquisition Classification SOS Enterprise Architecture Design Decision Support Tools State Modeling SOS Simulation Methods DOD Architecture Framework Enterprise System Engineering SOS Enterprise CONOPS Satellite Operations (SATOPS)

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In 2008, the US Department of Defense (DOD) Systems Engineering Guide for Systems of Systems has defined an SoS as “a set or arrangement of systems that results when independent and useful systems are integrated into a larger system that delivers unique capabilities. SoS development involves the creation of systems, which are collections of legacy, evolving and new systems, that must have a high degree flexibility and adaptability."" The main considerations are: (1) the lack of authority over the constituent systems because of their independent management, funding and objectives that may not align with those of the SoS as a whole, and (2) The emergent behavior adding a large degree of unpredictability, as overall system behavior cannot be predicted by having individual knowledge of each constituent.

Recently in 2019, International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) has released the latest version of the “Guidelines for the Utilization of ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288 in the Context of System of Systems (SoS) Engineering” to industry for review and comments. The document was developed under the Partner Standards Development Organization cooperation agreement between ISO and IEEE, as it was approved by Council Resolution 49/2007. This document provides guidance for the utilization of ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288 in the context of SoS in many domains, including healthcare, transportation, energy, defense, corporations, cities, and governments. This document treats an SoS as a system whose elements are managerially and/or operationally independent systems, and which together usually produce results that cannot be achieved by the individual systems alone. This INCOSE guide book perceives that SoS engineering demands a balance between linear procedural procedures for systematic activity and holistic nonlinear procedures due to additional complexity from SoS perspectives.
The objective of this book is to provide a comprehensive reference on Systems-of-Systems Engineering, Modeling, Simulation and Analysis (MS&A) for engineers and researchers in both system engineering and advanced mathematical modeling fields.
The book is organized in two parts, namely Part I and Part II. Part I presents an overview of SOS, SOS Engineering, SOS Enterprise Architecture (SOSEA) and SOS Enterprise (SOSE) Concept of Operations (CONOPS). Part II discusses SOSE MS&A approaches for assessing SOS Enterprise CONOPS (SOSE-CONOPS) and characterizing SOSE performance behavior. Part II focuses on advanced mathematical application concepts to address future complex space SOS challenges that require interdisciplinary research involving game theory, probability and statistics, non-linear programming and mathematical modeling components.

Part I should include topics related to the following areas:
- SOS and SOS Engineering Introduction
- Taxonomy of SOS
- SOS Enterprise (SOSE), SOSE CONOPS, Architecture Frameworks and Decision Support Tools

Part II should address the following research areas:
- SOS Modeling, Simulation & Analysis (SOS M&SA) Methods
- SOS Enterprise Architecture Design Frameworks and Decision Support Tools
- SOS Enterprise CONOPS Assessment Frameworks and Decision Support Tools.

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Tien Nguyen

The Aerospace Corporation

Dr. Tien M. Nguyen received his M.A. in Mathematics, and his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the Claremont Graduate University; M.S.E.E. in Communication Systems Theory from University of California San Diego; and B.S.E. in Electronics and M.S.E. in Electromagnetic Field Theory from California State University Fullerton (CSUF). He also completed all course requirements and passed the comprehensive exam for his M.S.E.E. in Digital Signal Processing from California State University Long Beach. Dr. Nguyen is an expert in Satellite Operations (SATOPS), Satellite Communications (SATCOMs), advanced mathematical modeling for complex systems-of-systems, sensing and communication networks. Currently, he serves as Adjunct Research Professor at CSUF, Mathematics Dept. Concurrently, he is also with the Aerospace Corporation, serving as a Sr. P.E. in Space System Group Program Office, Space System Architect Division, Global Partnerships Subdivision. He has more than 13-years of service at Aerospace, and prior to his current position; he has served as Sr. Engineering Specialist, Sr. Project Lead, Section Manager, Associate Director, Interim Director, and Principal Technical Staff (the highest technical level at the corporation). At Aerospace, he invented HPA linearizer, GMSK synchronizers and developed advanced optimization techniques using game theory for achieving affordable and low-risk acquisition strategy. Prior to CSUF, he had also held a Research Assistant Professor at the Catholic University of America in concurrent with The Aerospace Corporation positions. He was a Engineering Fellow from Raytheon, where he had 10-year of services at Raytheon, serving as Program Area Chief Engineer, Program Chief Engineer, PI, Technical Director, Program Manager, Lead Architect and Lead System Engineer for many advanced programs and pursuits related to sensing and communication networks. At Raytheon, he invented radar-communication technology and gun barrel detector using millimeter-wave. Previous to Raytheon and Aerospace Corporation, Dr. Nguyen was with NASA/JPL for more than 11-years, where he served as the NASA delegate to the international Consultative Committee for Space Data System (CCSDS). Many of his works on RF and Modulation were adopted as the CCSDS standards for USB waveforms and space RF systems. At JPL he invented QPSK phase ambiguity resolver and developed innovative optimization technique for simultaneous range-command-telemetry operation. He built the first laser lab and automated manufacturing lab when he was with ITT Technical Services in the early ’80s. He has published more than 250 technical reports and papers. His work has appeared in NASA TechBrief, textbook, Open Access Book, SIAM Publication, CCSDS Blue Book, and Wiley & Sons Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He was selected as a Vietnamese-American Role Model by KCSI-TV, Channel 18 in 2002, and Recognition Honoree at 50-Year Celebration of CSUF in 2007. He received numerous Raytheon, Aerospace and NASA awards, and Air Force commendations. He holds 16 patents. His biography has been listed in Marquis Who’sWho in Science and Engineering in America.

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