An Integrated Decision-making Method to Identify Design Requirements Through Agent-based Simulation for Personal Air Vehicle System

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Title: An Integrated Decision-making Method to Identify Design Requirements Through Agent-based Simulation for Personal Air Vehicle System
Author: Lewe, Jung-Ho ; Ahn, Byung-Ho ; DeLaurentis, Daniel A. ; Mavris, Dimitri N. ; Schrage, Daniel P.
Abstract: A product?s design requirements guide the next development efforts. Thus, correct decision-making is critical in generating design requirements as vehicle concepts are being formulated. A new method is proposed to account for system-of-systems aspects and to aid a decision-making process in synthesizing design requirements for a personal air vehicle system. The use of an agent-based modeling technique facilitates the abstraction of the key elements in the whole system. A traveling party is treated as an agent, and the infrastructure environment in the national transportation system is easily represented in the model. A number of simulations are performed to demonstrate the capability of this new approach. The method not only measures the effect of design requirements of a personal air vehicle system through sensitivity analyses, but also evaluates the effect of system technologies quantitatively, while maintaining the system-of-systems perspective. With this powerful method, designers can extract essential technical requirements that allow polishing of concept vehicles; policy makers can investigate the infrastructure and technology impact of new systems; and business planners can perform an analysis based on their own market assumptions.
Description: Presented at AIAA Aircraft Technology, Integration, and Operation (ATIO) Technical Forum, October 1-3, 2002, Los Angeles, CA.
Type: Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/6273
Date: 2002-10
Relation: ASDL;AIAA-2002-5876
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Agent-based modeling techniques
Decision-making
Design requirements
Personal air vehicles
Simulations
Decision-making

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