The main task of the system engineering team is the technical supervision of the project, which allows the project management to work more efficiently. Our team assists all of the subsystems in the technical challenges they might be facing while simultaneously overseeing the progress of the design and tackling issues at a system level. The team also takes the final decisions for the design of the satellite. System architecture alongside with testing and verification procedures both at subsystem and system level are the fields of expertise of the team. Our team uses several concepts from the branch of system engineering, which include:


– Trade-off Analysis
– Requirements engineering
– Concurrent engineering
– Risk Analysis
– Assembly, Integration & Verification
– Fault Mode Effect & Criticality Analysis
– Fault Tree Analysis

Tools

The system engineering team also operates and introduces different tools which help advance the design of AcubeSAT while also making the work of members a little bit easier. Examples of these tools are:


OCDT, an open-source parameter sharing tool implemented by the European Space Agency. Our team operates its own dedicated server for modelling.
AcubeSAT sessions, our team hosts these weekly technical meetings to enable real-time concurrent engineering.
AcubeSAT ECSS database, giving our members guidance and assistance to standards or handbooks they might need.
Documentation management system, a dedicated system for producing and circulating reports within the project and beyond.