System of systems (SoS) architecting techniques rely on traditional, static tools that were designed for classical stove-piped systems. There is a need for tools that can capture the complex adaptive nature of such SoS. An architecture search methodology using genetic algorithms and a fuzzy assessor was applied to the conceptual architecture design of a generic smart grid and a set of architectures with high fitness was obtained. This set of architectures is intended to serve as a starting point for a systems architect to ultimately be able to converge on the best system design. The SoS architecting process has largely remained heuristic in nature and there exists a need for quantitative and analytical models. The research presented in this paper provides a starting point for a mathematical basis to the SOS architecting process.
A. Singh and C. H. Dagli, "Multi-objective Stochastic Heuristic Methodology for Tradespace Exploration of a Network Centric System of Systems," Proceedings of the 3rd Annual IEEE Systems Conference, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Mar 2009.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SYSTEMS.2009.4815801
3rd Annual IEEE Systems Conference
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Computational Intelligence; Conceptual Architecture; Net-Centric
Article - Conference proceedings
© 2009 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.