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Value-based decision environment: vision and application

Value-based decision environment: vision and application
Value-based decision environment: vision and application
The ever-increasing complexity and environmental constraints associated with aerospace and defense projects are putting pressure on traditional organizational structures for design decision making. No longer can the design problem be assimilated and steered by a single chief engineer. Rather, to find consensus, design involves a complex iterative process between the different specialist committees (weights, aerodynamics, structures, cost, etc.). Furthermore, there is a growing need to take into account the life-cycle implications of low-level design decisions in addition to their more direct implications on performance. The Decision Environment for Complex Designs project at the University of Southampton aims to explore how the design process may be streamlined under these circumstances. The case study presented here centers around a maritime surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle for search and rescue tasks, developed in association with the U.K. Coastguard. The focus is on “value-driven” design and how advances in software engineering, rationale capture, operational simulation, and rapid prototyping can be leveraged to create an integrated design suite that allows the rapid design and manufacture of low-cost civilian unmanned aerial vehicles.
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Gorissen, Dirk, Quaranta, Erika, Ferraro, Mario, Schumann, Benjamin, Van Schaik, Jeroen, Bolinches, Marc, Keane, Andy J. and Scanlan, Jim (2014) Value-based decision environment: vision and application. Journal of Aircraft, 51 (5), 1360-1372. (doi:10.2514/1.C032153).

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The ever-increasing complexity and environmental constraints associated with aerospace and defense projects are putting pressure on traditional organizational structures for design decision making. No longer can the design problem be assimilated and steered by a single chief engineer. Rather, to find consensus, design involves a complex iterative process between the different specialist committees (weights, aerodynamics, structures, cost, etc.). Furthermore, there is a growing need to take into account the life-cycle implications of low-level design decisions in addition to their more direct implications on performance. The Decision Environment for Complex Designs project at the University of Southampton aims to explore how the design process may be streamlined under these circumstances. The case study presented here centers around a maritime surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle for search and rescue tasks, developed in association with the U.K. Coastguard. The focus is on “value-driven” design and how advances in software engineering, rationale capture, operational simulation, and rapid prototyping can be leveraged to create an integrated design suite that allows the rapid design and manufacture of low-cost civilian unmanned aerial vehicles.

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Accepted/In Press date: 3 December 2013
e-pub ahead of print date: 21 April 2014
Published date: September 2014
Organisations: Computational Engineering & Design Group

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Local EPrints ID: 374199
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/374199
ISSN: 0021-8669
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ORCID for Erika Quaranta: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6632-9947

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Author: Dirk Gorissen
Author: Erika Quaranta ORCID iD
Author: Mario Ferraro
Author: Benjamin Schumann
Author: Jeroen Van Schaik
Author: Marc Bolinches
Author: Andy J. Keane
Author: Jim Scanlan

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