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Engineering Systems Acquisition and Support

Engineering systems such as an aircraft or frigate are highly complex and specifically designed to meet the customer’s requirements. This important book provides the information necessary to acquire and support complex engineering systems expected to last for a long time. Chapters in the first half of the book examine the life cycles of these systems, their design, testing and certification, and the principles behind their acquisition. The second half of the book reviews topics including operations support and logistics, systems maintenance, reliability and upgrades, and performance and risk analysis, ending with a discussion of the need for continuous improvements in these systems.

Systems engineering students and professors; Professional engineers, systems managers, acquisition officers and operations managers

Hardbound, 244 Pages

Published: December 2014

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-85709-212-0


  • Life cycles of complex engineering systems
    Systems acquisition principles
    Systems design
    Management of engineering design changes
    Systems testing and certification
    Operations support and logistics
    Systems maintenance and reliability
    Mid-life upgrade
    Architecture for designing support systems
    Performance and risks analysis
    Continuous improvement


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