Simulations are a substantial part to
Systems Engineering, which
represents the process of modeling a system or sub-system and
experiments based on this model. Results from such experiments will
input to the design and building process of the actual system. In this
we will study the fundamentals of different simulation approaches with
on how simulation can support the overall systems engineering process.
Major topics of the course are:
Course Requirements and Grading:
Homework (30%): There
will be three homework assignments during the semester. Together they
will count for 30% of the grade. Late homework will not be accepted!
Midterm (20%): There
will be a midterm exam on Tuesday October 25th during class hours
(11:15 - 12:30) in ELAB 327.
Final project (50%): Students will
be assigned simulation
projects. The goal is to simulate a subsystem of the CASA system (e.g.,
networking part). A team has to assure that their simulation can
other subsystem simulations when necessary. Each student will be
compose a final paper that describes their simulator and results from
Sheldon M. Ross Simulation,
Tuedays 4-5 PM, Knowles Engineering Building 113B (tentative)
Contact: Michael Zink
113B Knowles Engineering Builfding
Academic Honesty Policy:
All work submitted must be your own in presentation. How much
outside help is allowed depends on the course component.
Exams are closed-book and no outside help is allowed. Any
cheating on an exam will result in an F for the course.
You may discuss homework and final project with other
fact I encourage this as a learning experience. But again, the writeup
be your work. Copying is not allowed, and collaboration so close that
it looks like copying is not allowed. (In general, if I get two
homeworks we will accept neither of them (i.e., both get F's)
and I will report this action to the Academic Honesty Board.) Please
contact me in any case of uncertainty!
A good practice is to divide
your work into an "ideas phase" where you collaborate and a "writeup
where you work alone -- enter the writeup phase with notes, but not
If you make use of a printed or on-line source for the homework,
than specific course materials such as the textbook or web site, please
mention it in your writeup. Of course copying a solution to a problem
the web is cheating, and this is easier for us to detect than you might