Systems Engineering and the V-Model:
Lessons from an Autonomous Solar Powered Hydrofoil
Joshua Sutherland, Haruya KAMIYAMA, Kazuya OIZUMI, Kazuhiro AOYAMA
12th International Marine Design Conference (IMDC), Tokyo, Japan
The development activities performed by a student team to create and race an autonomous solar powered hydrofoil are described. These development activities are analyzed by way of four V-Model views and Systems Engineering best practices. Subsequently an alternative development strategy is proposed. By way of this example, insight into the challenges of systems development and how formal Systems Engineering tools can improve success likelihood is provided.
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