Toward a functional failure analysis method of identifying and mitigating spurious system emissions in a system of systems

Douglas L. van Bossuyt, Ryan M. Arlitt

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Abstract

Increasingly tight coupling and heavy connectedness in systems of systems (SoS) presents new problems for systems designers and engineers. While the failure of one system within a SoS may produce little collateral damage beyond a loss in SoS capability, a highly interconnected SoS can experience significant damage when one member system fails in an unanticipated way. It is therefore important to develop systems that are”good neighbors” with the other systems in a SoS by failing in ways that do not further degrade a SoS’s ability to complete its mission. This paper presents a method to (1) analyze a system for potential spurious emissions and (2) choose mitigation strategies that provide the best return on investment for the SoS. The method is suited for use during the system architecture phase of the system design process. A functional and flow approach to analyzing spurious emissions and developing mitigation strategies is used in the method. Use of the method may result in a system that causes less SoS damage during a failure event.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceeding. International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering
Volume1
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Publication date2019
Article numberDETC2019-98255
ISBN (Electronic) 978-0-7918-5917-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventInternational Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC-CIE 2019) - Anaheim, United States
Duration: 13 Aug 201921 Aug 2019

Conference

ConferenceInternational Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC-CIE 2019)
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim
Period13/08/201921/08/2019

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