Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering 2017-02-15T13:48:06+02:00

 

Systems engineering by interdisciplinary coordination

We do not only support our customers in software engineering but also see them through the introduction of mechatronic systems engineering. In these projects, we consult our customers on how to adapt the organization and on the most pertinent technologies and methods for the situation at hand. In order to change a process significantly, functions and workflows of the system must be defined in the initial stage and the software tackled as early as possible.

Requirements Management
Early requirements analysis – the basic stage of a project

Requirements analysis is one of the basic stages of a project. Actually, it is the most basic one, since it is in this stage that the essential decisions are made that will later determine the course of the project. The basic prerequisite for a clean development process is that the requirements for the development task are specified early, unambiguously, and verifiably. Furthermore, a procedure for requirement modification must be defined. We help you work out and implement a professional requirements management. We also assess your development process and embed improvements in the existing process.

System Specification
Clear-cut development targets by system specification

By using clear-cut development targets in the form of a detailed system specification, effort and cost of development can be reduced. During the generation of the specification, all requirements are resolved and documented. Furthermore, the specification serves as the foundation for reliable time and cost planning. The system specification is a very structured description. Its aim is to define, quantify, and describe properties and characteristics. These properties are the basis for development and can be used as acceptance criteria for final inspection and commissioning. We help you introduce the system specification in your company and establish it as central working basis.

Functional Description
Efficiency increase in engineering

The specification of a system – a component or a whole plant – is one of the most important stages of development because the essential decisions for implementation of the system are made here. In order to keep time and cost low and to ensure quality while requirements are mounting, a detailed and hierarchically structured functional description is of utmost importance. The functional description, as detailed a description for new functions as possible, is the first central step in the specification of mechatronic system. Especially for projects with high innovation content, a functional description is essential.

Modularization
High flexibility with low engineering efforts

The use of modular systems or platforms has long been established as state of the art for limiting engineering efforts when mechanical or electronic parts are concerned. But often the module/platform concept is restricted to these areas. Software, which is becoming more and more decisive for product functionality and which frequently leads to grave problems during the integration and commissioning, is “forgotten” all too often. We support you with building a mechatronic library with mechatronic module descriptions. Based on individual kits, existing or still to be defined, a complete mechatronic structure of the product portfolio can be successively constructed, allowing you to develop order-specific solutions very quickly and flexibly.

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Benchmark
Efficient assessment and choice of engineering methods and tools

Innovative mechatronic products demand an efficient interdisciplinary engineering. The prerequisites for this are interlocking processes and universal tools. But the great variety of existing solutions makes the choice difficult. In order to reach sustainable decisions on methods and tools for the next generation, the user-specific requirements and use-cases must be known. Based on this, a benchmark can point out strengths and weaknesses of individual solutions. Concrete recommendations allow a decision based on clear-cut requirements.