Why openSE?

The development of this dedicated framework is motivated by the observation that project management and systems engineering standards and methodologies, be they of general purpose such as the PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge or more specialized such as the NASA's Systems Engineering Handbook, are not very suited to development projects of scientific facilities emitting ionizing radiations or systems subject to ionized radiations. It should be noted that scientific facilities or systems are importantly one-of-a-kind systems of an extreme complex nature. Project management and systems engineering frameworks designed for space development projects are partly suited, but for reasons that are fully understandable, they insufficiently take into account safety and remote engineering concerns to the extent of their level of requirements for scientific facilities emitting ionizing radiations or systems operating in environments with artificial ionizing radiations.

What is openSE?

openSE Conceptual Design Report