Trade Space Exploration for Composable Systems

Composable design methods provide a systematic approach to the combination of existing system elements into a range of system alternatives that can be quickly evaluated and compared in the context of a nominated organisation cost function.

Composable design methods provide a systematic approach to the combination of existing system elements into a range of system alternatives that can be quickly evaluated and compared in the context of a nominated organisation cost function. Value driven design (VDD) is becoming increasingly prevalent in the development of complex materiel systems. This sees performance requirements replaced with objective functions that equate organisational value. By considering all possible options of each component, a multitude of system designs is implied and can be used to develop the ‘Pareto frontier.’ This enables potential optimal solutions to be quickly compared based on
their organizational value. The design tradespace is dynamically updated throughout the design process as a design-change is identified or a ‘value’ feedback is acknowledged by the customer organisation.