Primary Engineering Disciplines (PEDs)
Boeing's GSA PES schedule provides for services to be performed under three Primary Engineering Disciplines (PEDs), each of which is described below.
Electrical Engineering PED:
Planning, design, development, evaluation and operation of electrical principles, models and processes.
This PED includes, but is not limited to, the design, fabrication, measurement and operation of electrical devices, equipment and systems (e.g., signal processing; telecommunication; sensors, microwave, and image processing; micro-fabrication; energy systems and control; micro- and nano-electronics; plasma processing; laser and photonics; satellites, missiles and guidance systems, space vehicles, fiber optics, robotics, etc.).
Within the electrical engineering discipline, there are several specialties within the scope of this work.
A Partial Listing of Electrical Engineering Specialties
Mechanical Engineering PED:
Planning, development, evaluation and control of systems and components involving the production and transfer of energy and with the conversion of one form of energy to another.
This PED includes, but is not limited to, planning and evaluation of power plants, analysis of the economical combustion of fuels, conversion of heat energy into mechanical energy, use of mechanical energy to perform useful work, analysis of structures and motion in mechanical systems, and conversion of raw materials into a final product, etc. (e.g., thermodynamics, mechanics, fluid mechanics, jets, rocket engines, internal combustion engines, steam and gas turbines, continuum mechanics, dynamic systems, dynamics fluid mechanics, heat transfer, manufacturing, materials, solid mechanics, reactors, etc.).
Within the mechanical engineering discipline, there are several specialties within the scope of this work.
A Partial Listing of Mechanical Engineering Specialties
Civil Engineering PED:
Planning, evaluation and constructed infrastructure of facilities and buildings, transportation systems, water, earthworks, and other structures.
This PED includes, but is not limited to, planning, evaluation, and operations of bridges, dams, airports, highways, transportation systems, large buildings, power generating plants, sewage systems, water resources and supply, waste treatment facilities, soil, rock, etc. It also includes the manufacture, production, furnishing, construction, alteration, repair, processing or assembling of vessels, aircraft, or other kinds of personal property, including heating, ventilation and air-conditioning.
Within the civil engineering discipline, there are several specialties within the scope of this work.
A Partial Listing of Civil Engineering Specialties