Research paper: “Systems Engineering and the V-Model” – 12th International Marine Design Conference (IMDC) 2015

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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