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dc.contributor.advisorOsmundson, John S.
dc.contributor.advisorCarlucci, Donald E.
dc.contributor.authorLyon, Charles Scott
dc.dateSep-14
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-05T20:10:33Z
dc.date.available2014-12-05T20:10:33Z
dc.date.issued2014-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/43950
dc.description.abstractThis thesis integrates Concurrent Engineering (CE) or Design for Manufacturability into a government research and development agency. For new weapon concepts originating within government, CE is difficult to apply effectively within the policies and bureaucratic structures. This project describes a proposed structure for a development agency, using fuzes and the U.S. Army Fuze Division as a basis. Although the Fuze Division’s application of CE to date has been effective, much potential remains unreachable due to the Department of Defense (DOD) acquisition policy, with its series of incremental design phases. The proposed organization is arranged in teams according to professional/ engineering specialty. In addition, manufacturing engineering and fuze systems engineering groups are introduced. Integrated Product Teams managed by a member of the systems engineering group would draw from each of the specialized groups. This project illustrates that an agency can be organized to support and promote effective concurrent engineering within the limitations of the DOD acquisition policy. With this structure, manufacturing considerations will be deliberately integrated into every new fuze design, at all design phases. Although current policy may not allow skipping a phase, the Milestone B fuze will now be functionally operational and manufacturable, greatly reducing the design work remaining for Milestone C.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/systemrchitectur1094543950
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleSystem architecture for a military weapon system development process to integrate design and the manufacturing process for use by a government technical development agencyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Engineering (SE)
dc.subject.authorSystem Architectureen_US
dc.subject.authormanufacturingen_US
dc.subject.authorconcurrent engineeringen_US
dc.subject.authorfuze fuzingen_US
dc.subject.authorfuze designen_US
dc.subject.authorcosten_US
dc.subject.authorgovernment research & development agencyen_US
dc.description.serviceCivilian, Department of the Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Systems Engineering Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Engineering Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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