Systems Engineering Glossary
The inability of an entity to perform as intended.
A group of systems that provide similar capabilities that use different approaches to achieve the same goal. A family of systems does not acquire qualitatively new properties as a result of any interactions among the constituent systems.
Hardware combined with read-only software that is not easily modified.
|Full Operational Capability (FOC)|
|Functional Configuration Audit (FCA)|
An examination of a function to identify (a) sub-functions necessary to accomplish the function, (b) functional relationships, and (c) interfaces.
|Functional Flow Block Diagram||
A graphical depiction of a system’s functions shown as blocks and their time sequence.