A product-model supporting coupling's management during microproduct design

Matthieu Museau, Arnaud De Grave, Cedric Masclet, Henri Paris

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    Microproducts show specificities compared to macroproducts and their design processes differ. Nowadays, existing design tools manage microproduct specificities too late during the design process, only after the first product representation is available. This article presents a product-model able to represent microproducts during the design flow, taking into account their specificities and exceeding the limits of product representation in actual design tools. The genericity of this model is demonstrated by the instantiation of a micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) radio frequency (RF) switch.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInternational Journal of Design Engineering
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)398-413
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


    • microelectromechanical systems
    • radio frequency switches
    • product design
    • product modelling
    • MEMS RF switch
    • product development
    • microproducts
    • product representation
    • integrated design


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