“Systems of Systems” (SoS) is a new industry term that originated from the Department of Defense (DoD) in the mid to late 1990s. It is now used in civil sectors around the world and beginning in commercial sectors. What are these and why should you care?
This presentation considers these questions and concludes that existing major systems (F/A-18s, B-2s, 787s, cars, satellites and more) will increasingly become part of larger SoSs, which in turn will impact their requirements. A number of SoSs will be addressed including the world’s 1st, global SoS called GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) supported at the highest levels by 66 countries including the US, processes needed and current and future applications within potential markets worldwide. It will also look at the important role professional societies like the IEEE have in shaping SoS.