Mastering Complexity: an Overview

Claude Barrouil
Aerospace systems are certainly part of those of which the complexity has been dramatically and continuously increasing for several decades. Not only are the vehicles increasingly more sophisticated but, since they are interacting increasingly with other so-called “intelligent” systems, human or machines, the overall system is even more complex. Here, the word “complexity” is used in the common sense: it just means “too big to fit in the head of a human being”. We undertake...