System Architecture Evaluation and Optimization at Early Conceptual Design Stage
Defence systems acquisition is fraught with all sorts of financial, technical and political risks. The most effective way of mitigating risks associated with acquisition of complex systems is through identification of these risks as early as possible. This project’s aim is to facilitate optimal decision making for multi stakeholder system design.
This project sets to examine an architectural selection model based on minimal information at early stages of conceptual design. The system architecture, determined by integration and test plans is a key factor in management of the uncertainties associated with technology, processes and tests. This project will examine and categorise these uncertainties and will investigate ways of evaluating competing system architectures based on the identified risks, such as through estimation of the likely values and variances of project cost and time associated with each architecture.
Contact Dr. Mahmoud Efatmaneshnik for further information.