Authors: Jennifer Shauger
Addresses: Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, P.O. Box 1376, Norfolk, Virginia 23501, USA
Abstract: The application of systems theory and systems thinking to the design and management of complex systems of systems and their associated life cycles can provide a valuable lens for the emerging methods in system of systems engineering (SoSE). This paper is organised to show how systems theory and systems thinking offer the formalism of concepts, language, and other foundational elements needed for SoSE efforts.
Keywords: system theory; systems thinking; system of systems; navy SoS; system of systems engineering; SoSE; Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic; SSC-LANT; USA; United States; US Navy.
International Journal of System of Systems Engineering, 2011 Vol.2 No.2/3, pp.156 - 162
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