A Retrospective Analysis of System Engineering Data Collection Metrics for a 3D Printed UAS Design

Simon W. Miller, Michael A. Yukish, Meghan E. Hoskins, Lorri A. Bennett, Eric J. Little

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Abstract

The authors recently executed a project in which we twice exercised the full product lifecycle of conceiving, designing, building, and testing a UAS. The process was fully instrumented, with a captured history of all key process metrics to include a full design history, software tools used, prototypes created, and person-hours performed per person and per task; all synchronized to key design reviews and events. The UAS were primarily constructed from additively manufactured polymer components, a technology that directly affected the product development lifecycle. All of the design/build raw product and metrics collected are being made available digitally to the design research community for analysis. This paper introduces the design process products to the community, presents a retrospective examination of the data collected during the design process, and provides summary results along with anecdotal lessons learned during the course of the project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Volume153
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event17th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research, CSER 2019 - Washington, United States
Duration: Apr 3 2018Apr 4 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)

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