PARTITIONING AND PLANNING AIDS FOR UNIFIED LIFE-CYCLE ENGINEERING DESIGN

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 8898
Amount: $50,578.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Muster D & Assocs Inc
4615 O'meara Dr, Houston, TX, 77035
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DOUGLAS MUSTER
 (713) 723-6849
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
WE ASSERT THAT THE PRINCIPAL ROLE OF AN ENGINEER IS TO MAKE DECISIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DESIGN OF AN ARTIFACT. WE DEFINE DECISION-BASED DESIGN AS THE PROCESS OF PARTITIONING, PLANNING AND MAKING DECISIONS TO DESIGN AND ARTIFACT THAT MEETS SPECIFIED OBJECTIVES. DECISIONBASED DESIGN IS A NEW TERM COINED TO EMPHASIZE A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE FROM WHICH TO DEVELOP METHODS FOR DESIGN. IN THE CONTEXT OF DECISION-BASED DESIGN WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP FOR USE IN UNIFIED LIFECYCLE ENGINEERING DESIGN: A CONCEPTUAL MODEL FOR UNIFYING THE PROCESS ASSOCIATED WITH DESIGN, MANUFACTURING AND MAINTENANCE; THE MEANS TO PARTITION AN ARTIFCAT MODEL INTO SUBSYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS, AND THE MEANS TO DEVELOP A STRATEGY AND IMPLEMENT A PLAN OF ACTION FOR OBTAINING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE ARTIFACT SO THAT IT CAN BE MANUFACTURED.

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