Engineering Systems Acquisition and Support
- J P T Mo, RMIT University, Australia
- A Sinha, Defence Material Organization, Australia
Engineering systems such as an aircraft or frigate are highly complex and specifically designed to meet the customerâs 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.
Both a special text for a few relevant courses at university level as well as a general knowledge textbook for professional engineers, systems managers, acquisition officers and operations managers.