Optimizing a System of Systems: Experience Using Phoenix-Integration Model Center in the CapDEM Beta Trial

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Authors
  1. Taylor, I.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Ottawa ON (CAN)
Abstract
The CapDEM Beta Trial was intended to test the Capability Engineering process using a study of the Surveillance and Reconnaissance of the Northwest Passage. The project began with series of briefings in NDHQ and DRDC Ottawa on 1-3 November 2005 and completed on 1 March 2006. The author was a member of the Investment Options Analysis Team and the following paper documents the use of the Phoenix- Integration Model Center in the optimization of the System of Systems options based on performance, cost, schedule and risk. A genetic algorithm called Darwin, available with the Model Center software, was found to be exible and robust for this complex problem that involves a huge integer-based solution space and highly non-linear, discontinuous functional expressions for the objective and constraints. The author is confident that the Phoenix-Integration software will prove valuable in future real-life decision analyses.

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Keywords
operational research;capability;optimization;Capability Definition, Engineering and Management (CapDEM)
Report Number
DRDC-CORA-TM-2007-19 — Technical Memo
Date of publication
01 Jun 2007
Number of Pages
44
DSTKIM No
CA029623
CANDIS No
527980
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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