Trade space exploration: New visual steering features

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The Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State University has a long history of developing software tools to support decision-making within the conceptual stage of complex systems design. Previous research introduced a new approach to trade space exploration called Visual Steering. This approach combines exercising a design model and analyzing the results into a tightly coupled loop that lets decision makers rapidly explore the trade space in real time while simultaneously forming preferences so that the "best" design based on evolving preferences can be chosen. This paper expands upon previous work in Visual Steering by introducing new features that ARL has added to its ARL Trade Space Visualizer (ATSV) Exploration Engine, the interface software that facilitates the coupled loop between design and analysis critical for realizing the Visual Steering concept. Specifically, new wizards that facilitate easy linking between models and the ATSV Exploration Engine are described, and example models showing the wizards in use are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Jun 2 2010
Event2010 IEEE Aerospace Conference - Big Sky, MT, United States
Duration: Mar 6 2010Mar 13 2010

Publication series

NameIEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1095-323X


Other2010 IEEE Aerospace Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBig Sky, MT

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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