Category: Communication

Moving Past Dogma

A highly respected colleague once presented a leading edge paper on model-based conceptual design at a conference. When he finished, a member of the audience – one considered by many to be a thought-leader in model-based systems engineering – stood up. He didn’t ask a question or offer an insight. …

Book Review: Tactical Communications for the Digitized Battlefield by M.J. Ryan and M.R. Frater

  By Gareth Digby, Vitech Principal Systems Engineer In Tactical Communications for the Digitized Battlefield the authors discuss the disparate elements that have to be brought together in order to design a system solution:  the technology’s capabilities and constraints along with the organization’s structure and operations. Although this text focuses …

A Better Language

In the systems engineering world we talk extensively about models. For those discussions, we adopt the aspects of the conventional definition of the word “model.” Although the specific wording of the definitions may vary, models are “representations” of existing or proposed realities. Many representations technically meet the definitions of models. …