Review of concurrent engineering design practice in the space sector: State of the art and future perspectives

Dominik Knoll, Clement Fortin, Alessandro Golkar

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Abstract

We present a survey conducted across industry, government agencies and academic organizations running concurrent design facilities for space applications, to analyze the differences in people management, tools, processes and facilities across many organizations using concurrent design. Our analysis is based on a literature review and structured interviews. Most organizations applying concurrent design also participate in related conferences and publish on their experiences with the approach. We collected data through a survey among subject matter experts involved in various roles in this type of concurrent design. The answers are evaluated quantitatively to allow a clear characterization of the state-of the-art. The data underpins common ideas about benefits and challenges of the concurrent design approach with data. We compiled statistics about minimal, typical and maximal team sizes, study duration, as well as size and critical features of facilities, and many more aspects. This review summarizes the learnings from concurrent design practice and describes open challenges to be addressed in future research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering, ISSE 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538644461
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2018
Event4th IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering, ISSE 2018 - Roma, Italy
Duration: 1 Oct 20183 Oct 2018

Publication series

Name4th IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering, ISSE 2018 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference4th IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering, ISSE 2018
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityRoma
Period1/10/183/10/18

Keywords

  • Concurrent design
  • Concurrent engineering
  • Space mission design

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