Accession Number : ADA194516

Title :   Architecture and Integration Requirements for an ULCE (Unified Life Cycle Engineering) Design Environment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-Nov 87,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Brei, Molly L ; Cralley, William E ; Dierolf, David ; Owen, David J ; Richter, Karen J

PDF Url : ADA194516

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 170

Abstract : The goal of Unified Life Cycle Engineering is to develop an advanced design environment that allows considerations of producibility and supportability to be integrated into the design process in a timely fashion, i.e., early in the design process, along with the usual considerations of performance, cost, and schedule. This paper reports the results of a study to develop the needed architecture for a design process that would implement Unified Life Cycle Engineering (ULCE) and analyze the problems of assimilation, interpretation, and integration of diverse data bases and analytical tools. The developed architecture addresses multiple levels of subsystem hierarchy and incorporates concurrency in the consideration of factors related to producibility, supportability, performance, cost, and schedule in the design process. Requirements and specifications for an executive and a control system to implement an ULCE architecture are developed and trends in research relevant to integration problems that will impact ULCE systems development are identified. Keywords: Trade-offs; Computer aided engineering.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, OPERATIONAL READINESS, WEAPON SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ASSIMILATION, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, CONTROL SYSTEMS, COSTS, DATA BASES, ENGINEERING, HIERARCHIES, INTEGRATION, LIFE CYCLES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, PRODUCTION, REQUIREMENTS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE