17614 Engineering Software Intensive Systems

Course Introduction

ESIS(17-614) stands for Engineering of Software Intensive Systems

This course examines the systems engineering process with special emphasis on software engineering as a discipline within systems engineering. The course includes an overview of system theory and structures elements of the cycle (including system design and development), risk and trade-off analysis, modeling and simulation, and the tools needed to analyze and support the systems process. The course lectures are taught by Sam Harbaugh.


06/11/05 gca Initial web-set setup
06/13/05 gca WebSite moved to final location
06/21/05 gca Updated website with Trade Study report.
06/23/05 gca Updated team schedule from meeting on 06/23/05
06/26/05 gca Updated team schedule from email from 06/24/05
07/04/05 mip Uploaded OCD
07/05/05 ghc Uploaded website with Technical Paper
07/010/05 oas SDP progress available
07/15/05 cyw Uploaded website STP
07/16/05 gca Uploaded Reliability Analysis
07/15/05 oas SDP 1st draft available
07/21/05 gca Updated Reliability Analysis v1.1
07/21/05 cyw Updated STP v1.1
07/22/05 mip Updated OCD v2.1
07/24/05 jeong Uploaded Req
07/24/05 cyw Updated STP to v2.0
07/25/05 gca Updated Risks (on behalf of Gurmit)
07/25/05 cyw Updated STP to v2.1
07/27/05 gca Updated Reliability to v2.0
07/27/05 gca Updated Reliability to v2.1
07/28/05 cyw Updated STP to v3.0
07/29/05 oas Stable version of the SDP released! v.1.0
07/30/05 gsl Risks have been updated!
07/30/05 mip Updated OCD v.2.2
07/31/05 gca Updated website TOC to avoid broken links to project documents.
Refer to Project Dashboard to find links to documents.
07/31/05 cyw Updated STP v.3.1
08/01/05 mip Updated OCD to v2.3
08/05/05 gsl Updated Risks (after last class chat!)

Project Description

A necessary requirement of ESIS course is for students to perform one team project related to a software intensive system. This homepage's intent is to introduce overview and artifacts of the team project, MDARS.

Project Name

MCNAV001 = Moon CircumNavigating Autonomous Vehicle

Project Need

Produce the system requirements and system engineering plans for a system capable which will circumnavigate the moon along the Magellan moon route. The first team to successfully complete the mission will receieve a $100M prize.

System Overview

In order to accelerate technology development for a Moon Based Autonomous Robot System (MBARS), DARPA has initiated the Lunar Grand Challenge 2005. Carnegie Mellon Universitys MCNAV Team (ESIS 2005 - 17614) has taken up the challenge to design a robotics lunar system in accordance with the challenge requirements provided by DARPA. The lunar environment is extreme. With no atmosphere, the vehicle electronics will be exposed to solar particle events that could literally fry them. Intense ultraviolet radiation will degrade materials. Temperatures on the lunar surface range from minus 170 to plus 110 degrees centigrade depending on whether exposed or shaded from solar radiation. The challenge is to complete the race route, a total distance of approximately 2826 kilometers (referred to System Assumption) in the least amount of time. The course must be completed in no more than 7 days. The MCNAV must be capable of surviving these conditions and be able to adjust to unforeseen hazards on the lunar surface.

Project Dashboard

Item Due DocBoss Status Download
Concept of Operations [CONOP] Sam Complete pdf
Lunar Grand Challenge Rules Sam Complete pdf
Trade Study 06/19/05 Gurmit Complete zip
Technical Report 06/26/05 Ghislaine Complete doc
Operational Concept Document [OCD] 07/01/05 Mi Yul Complete zip
System Capability Requirements & Qualification Method 07/07/05 Jeong complete doc
System & Software Architecture 07/13/05 Chang Sun complete doc
Software Development Plan (SDP) 08/01/05 Omar Complete doc
Reliability Analysis 08/01/05 Gary Rev 2.1 zip
System Test Plan 08/01/05 Carl Complete zip
Program Risks 08/01/05 Gurmit After Last Chat zip