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Space Coast Chapter Meeting - March 2 - Systems of Systems International Trends

  • Date:
    Mar. 02, 2017 - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (ET)
  • Address: Spacecoast Fab Lab 2475 Palm Bay Road NE
  • Location: Melbourne, FL USA
  • Venue:
    Spacecoast Fab Lab, 2475 Palm Bay Road NE, Melbourne, FL
  • Contact: Linda Maness
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This will be our regular Chapter meeting for March 2017. Food & drink provided at no charge - just let us know you are coming.
NOTE LOCATION: At The SPACECOAST FAB LAB 2475 Palm Bay Road NE (across the street from the Harris).  See directions below.

Topic: Systems of Systems International Trends
Speaker: Dr. Eric Honour
About the Presentation:
Dr. Eric Honour will present current ideas and trends about Systems of Systems (SoS) engineering.  Drawing from his work with the European DANSE (Designing for Adaptation and evolutioN in Systems of systems Engineering) project and the INCOSE SoS Working Group, this talk will look at the differences between DoD and commercial approaches to SoS, the trends observed in the European Union and other international efforts, and how architecture frameworks and Model-Based SE (MBSE) support the complex needs of working within an SoS.  The presentation is filled with examples of real-world SoS and their successes and failures, with lesson learned from those experiences.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Eric Honour, CSEP, INCOSE Fellow, and former INCOSE President, has been in international leadership of the engineering of systems for over 20 years, part of a 45+ year career of complex systems development and operation. His energetic and informative presentation style actively involves participants. He was the founding Chair of the INCOSE Technical Board in 1994, and served as Director of the Systems Engineering Center of Excellence (SECOE). He was selected in 2000 for Who’s Who in Science and Technology and in 2004 as an INCOSE Founder. He is on the editorial board for the Systems Engineering journal. He has been a successful entrepreneur, systems engineer, engineering manager, and program manager at Harris Information Systems, E-Systems Melpar, and Singer Link, preceded by nine years as a US Naval Officer flying P-3 aircraft. He has led or contributed to the development of 17 major systems, including the Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation systems, the Battle Group Passive Horizon Extension System, the National Crime Information Center, and the DDC1200 Digital Zone Control system for heating and air conditioning. Dr. Honour now heads Honourcode, Inc., a training and consulting firm offering effective methods in the development of system products. Dr. Honour has a BSSE (Systems Engineering) from the US Naval Academy, MSEE from the Naval Postgraduate School, and PhD from the University of South Australia based on his ground-breaking work to quantify the value of systems engineering.

Location - The SpaceCoast Fab Lab
From U.S. 1 turn West onto Palm Bay Road.  The address is 2475 Palm Bay Road NE, across the street from the Harris Corporation. Google Map at :,+Palm+Bay,+FL+32905/@28.0354623,-80.6040388,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x88de125b4bbe97cf:0x3e8824364e913e47