Masters Theses


"Designing systems presents an engineer with numerous design choices based on multiple conditions and constraints. Base camp planning must take into account the number of soldiers, the permanency of the base, the location of the base, etc. To help alleviate the complexity of constructing a base camp, a model-based systems engineering approach is used. This method creates and integrates models for all of the facilities that can make a base camp, as well as interactions between facilities and required utilities for each. The goal is to have a camp design, and then solve a system of equations to solve for the total resources required for the specified camp. The issue that arises is that the models are static and non-executable. The proposed method takes the components and values of the model and exports them in an XML format. The information in the XML file is parsed to extract the relevant information so it can be used in an analysis application. The application results provide the total resources required for camp and facilities. The XML file is then updated with the analysis results, and imported back into the model. This essentially makes the model executable and dynamic. This approach is also successfully applied to a satellite design process. The goal of this work is to use the information in a virtual engineering toolkit, with the toolkit integrating multiple analysis tools, to achieve a fully executable design architecture"--Abstract, page iii.


Corns, Steven

Committee Member(s)

Pernicka, Hank
Cudney, Elizabeth A.


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Systems Engineering


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2012


vii, 67 pages


© 2012 Dustin Scott Notage, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Model-based reasoning
System analysis -- Technique
Systems engineering -- Simulation methods
XML (Document markup language)

Thesis Number

T 9977

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