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International Journal of System of Systems Engineering


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International Journal of System of Systems Engineering (3 papers in press)


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  • Systems Engineering and the Innovation Environment in US Defense Organizations   Order a copy of this article
    by Khaled Odeh, Rana Riad, Luis Rabelo 
    Abstract: Innovation may involve new designs and creations of products and services or improvement of existing products and services of an organization. A major element of measuring organizational strength is its innovation and ability to build on and sustain such strength. The environment of this research was comprised of the intersection of systems engineering within the context of US defense organizations. The goal was to determine the significant factors that could be used to determine innovation in projects within the specific environment using traditional statistics and data mining modeling techniques. One hundred and twelve (112) experts in the field of innovation and systems engineering from major defense organizations were interviewed and three hundred (300) projects were analyzed. Several factors were found that characterized the most innovative projects such as security and organizational leadership.
    Keywords: Systems Engineering; Innovation; Neural Networks; Classification Trees.

  • A Cause-Effect Strategy Map for Lean Process Transformation   Order a copy of this article
    by Waleed Mirdad, Chinweike Eseonu 
    Abstract: Lean process improvement has revolutionized complex global manufacturing, automotive, and healthcare systems, along with many others; however, there is a high rate of failure among organizations that attempt to implement lean. Research suggests poor lean implementation strategy and misunderstanding of lean are root causes of lean implementation failure. This study is focused on reducing the rate of lean implementation failure by identifying causal relationships that drive successful lean implementation. The Decision Making Trial Evaluation Laboratory method (DEMATEL) is used to determine cause effect relationships. Data is collected through a survey of lean practitioners, researchers, and a review of the lean literature. The resulting strategy map is a guide for principle-driven lean implementation.
    Keywords: Lean Manufacturing; Lean Strategy Map; Lean Performance Measures; Continuous Improvement.

  • Windowing Based Threshold Technique To Play The Simple Breakout Game At Neutral Attention level   Order a copy of this article
    by Gauttam Jangir, Rakesh Kumar 
    Abstract: Brain Computer Interface (BCI) applications focus on an assistive care and provide an alternative communication for the persons who are suffering from locked-in-syndrome disease. To return their autonomy BCIs gaming provides a way for entertainment. From device control, the following are the major categories of BCI i.e. user state monitoring, evaluation, education, cognitive improvement, gaming, entertainment, safety and security. In the proposed work; the famous breakout game implementation is done using neurosky mindwave headset, in which blocks movement is controlled using EEG brain signals. Concentrating on the direction will generate visual evoked potential (VEP) in brain that will be retrieved using EEG signals. This research work focuses on the windowing based threshold (WBT) development and evaluating the players attention to play at neutral level. The proposed WBT (Windowing Based Threshold) algorithm is a process of grouping stream data and applying operations on them. WBT algorithm results are compared with existing constant threshold based algorithms and low alpha channel activities are also monitored.
    Keywords: Brain computer interface; windowing based threshold; EEG; visual evoked potential.