MIT Strategic Engineering


For each project we list the active timeframe, sponsor, project title and relevant link to sponsor, where available.

2001–2003 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
"Low-Earth-Orbit Communication Satellite Constellations"
Industry Systems Study, part of Engineering Systems Learning Center ESLC
2001–2002 NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
"Utility of Simulation in Design"
Complex Systems Engineering Program
2002–2005 General Motors Research and Development
"System Architecture and Design of Vehicle Families"
2002–2006 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/VS)
"Systems Architecting for Space Tugs"
2003–2004 M.I.T. Class Funds for Innovation in Education (Class of '51, '55 and '72)
"Modern Engineering Design and Rapid Prototyping Class"
2003–2004 Karl Chang (1965) Innovation Fund, M.I.T.
"Development of an Integrated Design Framework Linking System Architecture and Design Optimization"
2003–2006 NASA Headquarters – Space Architect's Office
"Comprehensive Analysis and Synthesis of Space Transportation Architectures"
2003–2005 National Optical Astronomy Observatories
Development of Methods and Software Tools for Analyzing Integrated Computer Models of Extremely Large Ground Based Telescopes
2004–2005 Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. NASA Space Space Exploration – Concept Evaluation & Refinement (CER) Study
2004–2008 BP-MIT Major Research Programs
"Strategic Engineering of Large Infrastructure Systems: Real Options, Staged Deployment and the Role of Flexibility"
2004–2006 ArvinMeritor Inc.
Diesel Exhaust Emissions Controls System Architecture Modeling and Multi-Objective Optimization
2005–2007 NASA Exploration Systems Mission Directorate
Interplanetary Supply Chain Management and Logistics Architectures

NASA Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program
Integrated Life-Cycle Asset Mapping, Management, and Tracking: Rule-Based Analytic Asset Management for Space Exploration Systems (RAMSES) in cooperation with Payload Systems Inc. (later Aurora Flight Sciences Inc.)

2007-2008 NASA Constellation University Institutes Program (CUIP)
Lunar Campaign Logistics Analysis

2007-2008 MIT-Portugal: Engineering Systems Anchor Program
Critical Networked Infrastructure Systems Modeling

2007-2010 NASA Constellation Universities Institute Program
Lunar Campaign Logistics Analysis for Human and Robotic Exploration

2008 NASA – Jet Propulsion Laboratory
System Modeling of In-Situ Resource Utilization

2008-2009 NASA - JPL Strategic University Research Program (SURP)
SpaceNet 2

2008 Cambridge MIT Institute (CMI)
Engineering Change Research Workshops

2008-2011 Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Requirements Engineering for Sustainable Systems

2008-2010 NASA NESC
Landing Load – Airbag Attenuation System for Orion

2009-2011 BP
Management of Change (MOC) in Complex Oil and Gas Projects

2009-2010 BP
Integrated Socio-Technical Framework for Systems Architecting of Energy Projects
2010-2011 Pratt & Whitney
Complexity and Emergent Behavior of Integrated Fan Drive Gear System

2010-2011 DARPA / Orbital Sciences Inc.
F6 Value-Centric Design Methodology

2010-2011 NTT Japan – Cybersolutions Laboratory
Living at Home Longer: eHomes for Seniors

2011 BP
Improved Forecasting of Operational Quality through System Modeling of Unplanned Production Losses

2011-2013 Carnegie Corporation of New York
Production in the Innovation Economy (PIE) - Study on the state and future of manufacturing in the U.S.

2011-2020 King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology KACST
Center for Complex Engineering Systems CCES - program focusing on planning and operations of critical infrastructures such as transportation, energy, water and city design.

2011-2013 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Mapping the Pathways from Idea to Impact: How do entrepreneurial firms make strategic decisions as they move their innovations into early production?
Production in the Innovation Economy (PIE)