system architecture & design.
A high-tech system (or product) development project starts with fundamentally understanding the customer’s problem in order to define the central user requirements. When things really get complex, we take up the challenge to create a system architecture that provides the best multidisciplinary solution, in terms of functionality, quality, time and cost. We follow a structured systems engineering approach to translate the architecture into a validated design. Drawing on our broad mechatronic knowledge, we design innovative concepts, explore creative solutions and perform feasibility studies.
- structured systems engineering approach
- system integration, testing and verification
- prototyping, modeling & simulation, experiments
- V-model methodology and agile way of working
challenges and constraints.
In system architecting & design, we address a wide variety of challenges. These range from cutting-edge specifications for a high-tech system to human-system interaction issues in a medical application. We have the technical leadership, the hard and soft skills and the stamina required for elaborating and debugging concepts and designs. For this, we take into account stakeholder interests, norms & standards and manufacturability constraints, calling upon our broad application insight and knowledge from a wide range of domains. Materials science, for example, provides us with mechanical and thermal properties, as well as biocompatibility and cleanliness/cleanability information.
structured model, flexible approach.
We employ the well-known V-model to structure our systems engineering process. Starting with concept creation and architecture definition, we go through the design, realisation and test phases to arrive at qualification of our solution. We can reiterate to go from proof of principle via prototype to pre-production. We apply this model in a flexible, agile way, to smoothly accommodate changing requirements and efficiently manage project resources.