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Considerations and first steps towards the implementation of Concurrent Engineering in later project phases

Martelo Gomez, Antonio and Jahnke, Stephan Siegfried and Fischer, Philipp M. and Romberg, Oliver (2018) Considerations and first steps towards the implementation of Concurrent Engineering in later project phases. 8th International workshop on Systems & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications Conference (SECESA), 25.-27. Sep. 2018, Glasgow, Schottland.

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The benefits of Concurrent Engineering (CE) in early space project phases (0/A) have been demonstrated for decades. Many organizations have developed their own processes and tools, with different objectives and levels of integration into their product design cycles, and managed to execute studies in a systematic and efficient way. All of this, however, has not yet been made possible for later phases (B/C/D), of a space technology project. For CE to be successfully applied in later phases a significant number of obstacles must be overcome, e.g. the high level of complexity of the systems involved, the distribution of industrial partners, or the increasingly large sizes of the teams involved. New tools need to be developed, new work processes will have to be established, and new ways of working will need to be enacted in organizations before CE can support these later activities. The CE team at DLR is focusing at present on the development of an internal process that could integrate the use of CE in combination with the application of Collaborative Engineering into Phase B. A generic process can only be considered useful to a limited degree if implemented as originally defined. Any such process needs to be adapted to the specific work environment where it is to be executed. Therefore, when contemplating the development and application of a new work process in an organization, a number of different aspects need to be analysed. The particular characteristics of the organization will affect the process and vice versa. The methodology the process is aiming to follow will also impact its definition. The tools (i.e. software) that are used or need to be developed will impose its own restrictions to the process, and be influenced by it. As part of DLR’s current efforts to develop a working process for the use of CE in Phase B, an analysis of the factors that may influence the development has been undertaken. The paper will present this analysis, identifying the issues that need to be considered, as well as introducing the specific resulting CE process for Phase B at DLR. One concrete first result for this proposed process is the identification of several CE benefitting activity types which shall be organized in a generic sequence from Phase 0 to end of Phase B. This paper presents the defined activity prototypes and a generic overall sequence flow of those activities. Finally, one possible specific implementation for an example project is sketched for clarification and comparison with a classical work approach

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/121732/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Considerations and first steps towards the implementation of Concurrent Engineering in later project phases
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
Romberg, OliverUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2287-2910UNSPECIFIED
Date:26 September 2018
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Concurrent Engineering, CEF, Process, Phase B, MBSE, Virtual Satellite
Event Title:8th International workshop on Systems & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications Conference (SECESA)
Event Location:Glasgow, Schottland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:25.-27. Sep. 2018
Organizer:European Space Agency (ESA)
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 - Systemanalyse Raumsegment (old), Systemanalyse Raumsegment (old), R - Virtueller Satellit (old), R - Virtual Satellite
Location: Braunschweig , Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > System Analysis Space Segment
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:18 Feb 2020 12:12

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