PARTITIONING AND PLANNING AIDS FOR UNIFIED LIFE-CYCLE ENGINEERING DESIGN

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$50,578.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
1988
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
8898
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Muster D & Assocs Inc
4615 O'meara Dr, Houston, TX, 77035
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
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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