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The Southern Jersey Professional Societies
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE),
International Council of Systems Engineers (INCOSE),
International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and the Human Factors Ergonomics Society (HFES)

Wednesday March 15, 2017


Continuous Monitoring Techniques for Detecting Emergent Behavior in the US National Airspace System

Speaker: Bruce Normann, R & D Program Manager CSSI, INC.

Test and evaluation (T & E) practices for complex System-of-Systems (SoS) have evolved over time to cope with the scale and scope of these systems, but reliable methods for detecting emergent behavior have remained elusive. It’s a reasonable assumption that the US National Airspace System (NAS) has never been in the exact same state more than once in the last 30 years of operation. Recognizing the large number of known unknowns and the unknown unknowns that accompany any major change to a SoS, a great deal of Operational T & E is conducted on NAS systems before they are certified and deployed. The advantages of integrating T & E earlier into the system development lifecycle are well documented, and by extending T & E practices and principles into full lifecycle monitoring, an effective methodology for detecting emergent behaviors can be developed.



    Location: Blue Heron Pines Golf Club
    550 Country Club Dr, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215

    (609) 965-1800



    6:00 PM    Social Time
    6:30 PM    Dinner
    7:45 PM    Speaker, approx.

    MENU: Buffet style dinner


    $19 AIAA/IEEE/INCOSE Members
    $23 ITEA/NSBE/HFES/Guests
    $15 Students

    Reservations due by noon Tuesday, Mar 14

    Joseph Burns 609-485-4654  (W)
    Mike Konyak 609-485--5655 (W)
    Holly Cyrus 609-485-4887 (W)

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