We began our research into System-of-Systems (SOS) Engineering (SOSE) in 2002 in order to support a study on behalf of the UK MOD into the cost of ownership of Tactical Data Links (TDLs). Upon completion of the study, we continued our research as a private venture project, most recently in partnership with the world-class School of Engineering at Durham University in the UK. The research programme has delivered some unique insights into the nature of SOS that have enabled us to provide a range of services, including:
•SOS modelling to support capability requirement definition.
•SOS verification and validation.
•Preparation of architecture framework Ministry of Defence Architecture Framework (MODAF), Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DODAF), etc., products that make a real contribution to the SOS engineering effort.
•Advice on appropriate management infrastructure and techniques to support SOS development.