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Concurrent Engineering in later project phases: current methods and future demands

Jahnke, Stephan Siegfried and Martelo Gomez, Antonio and Fischer, Philipp M. and Lange, Caroline (2018) Concurrent Engineering in later project phases: current methods and future demands. In: Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC. 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), 2018-10-01 - 2018-10-05, Bremen, Deutschland.

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The department of System Analysis Space Segment of DLR´s Institute of Space Systems in Bremen has successfully demonstrated the benefit of Concurrent Engineering (CE) in more than 60 studies since the implementation of the Concurrent Engineering Facility (CEF) in 2008. The core competence developed and optimized during these years is mainly the execution of early project phase studies (0 / A) to prove the feasibility of the mission and system design. The research objective of the CE team is to further develop the well-proven process for early phase studies towards an application of the CEF and the CE methodology in later phases, with a special focus on preliminary design activities (Phase B). The team´s underlying hypothesis is that this endeavour can only be successful through an efficient combination of software (i.e. the data model) and a tailored process. A critical aspect for peak productivity that needs to be controlled by the process is that the right people and all currently required information are available for collocated work, e.g. using the CEF. The process must furthermore foresee an effective approach to work concurrently on the data model during CE sessions but also to continue to do so in a collaborative manner outside the CEF. Thus, the final aim is to streamline the development process and to achieve an optimized result in a reduced period of time. After a short overview on related work, this paper presents DLR´s activities in this field. It summarizes the results and take-away messages from a conducted survey with key personnel from spaceflight projects concerning their demands and requirements. Finally, based on this survey, a first set of recommendations and actions are sketched to finally enable the support of ongoing design projects through an optimized usage of CE in later phases.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/121731/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Concurrent Engineering in later project phases: current methods and future demands
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Jahnke, Stephan SiegfriedUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1678-4332UNSPECIFIED
Fischer, Philipp M.UNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2918-5195UNSPECIFIED
Lange, CarolineUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1709-3667UNSPECIFIED
Date:1 October 2018
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Concurrent Engineering, CEF, Process, Phase B, MBSE
Event Title:69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC)
Event Location:Bremen, Deutschland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:1 October 2018
Event End Date:5 October 2018
Organizer:International Astronautical Federation (IAF)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Virtueller Satellit (old), R - Systemanalyse Raumsegment (old), Systemanalyse Raumsegment (old), Proj Small Satellite Technology Experiment Platform (old), R - Virtual Satellite
Location: Braunschweig , Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > System Analysis Space Segment
Institute of Space Systems > Systems Engineering and Project Office
Institut of Simulation and Software Technology > Software for Space Systems and Interactive Visualisation
Deposited By: Jahnke, Stephan Siegfried
Deposited On:19 Sep 2018 11:37
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:25

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