NASA Systems Engineering Handbook The update of this handbook continues the methodology of the previous revision: a top-down compatibility with higher level Agency policy and a bottom-up infusion of guidance from the NASA practitioners in the field. This approach provides the opportunity to obtain best practices from across NASA and bridge the information to the established NASA systems engineering processes and to communicate principles of good practice as well as alternative approaches rather than specify a particular way to accomplish a task. The result embodied in this handbook is a top-level implementation approach on the practice of systems engineering unique to NASA. Material used for updating this handbook has been drawn from many sources, including NPRs, Center systems engineering handbooks and processes, other Agency best practices, and external systems engineering textbooks and guides. This handbook consists of six chapters: (1) an introduction, (2) a systems engineering fundamentals discussion, (3) the NASA program project life cycles, (4) systems engineering processes to get from a concept to a design, (5) systems engineering processes to get from a design to a final product, and (6) crosscutting management processes in systems engineering. The chapters are supplemented by appendices that provide outlines, examples, and further information to illustrate topics in the chapters. The handbook makes extensive use of boxes and figures to define, refine, illustrate, and extend concepts in the chapters.
Special Publication (SP)
Hirshorn, Steven R. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Voss, Linda D. (ASRC Research and Technology Solutions, LLC Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Bromley, Linda K. (ASRC Research and Technology Solutions, LLC Greenbelt, MD, United States)
February 23, 2017
February 17, 2017
HQ-E-DAA-TN38707NASA/SP-2016-6105 Rev 2
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