Identification of the Requirements Space Topology for a Rapid Response Strike System 2001-01-3017
A method to identify the topology of an aerospace system’s requirements space, specifically the location and type of the discontinuities that occur at the boundaries of the available technology and the physics of the system, allows the designer to make decisions as to the desirability of a specific solution state. Additionally, since a given set of requirements may produce multiple solutions the designer can compare his/her solution to other potential solutions. This allows an assessment of the requirements risk associated with a specific design. This paper addresses the need to visualize and understand the topology of the requirements space for a Rapid Response Strike System.