Mark A. Hale

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Within the context of multidisciplinary aircraft analysis and design, a new approach has been formulated and described which allows for the rapid technical feasibility and economic viability assessment of multi-attribute, multi-constrained designs. The approach, referred to here as Virtual Stochastic Life Cycle Design, facilitates the multidisciplinary(More)
* † ‡ §-This is white The benefits of using modular computer architectures for multidisciplinary design are being explored by industry, government, and academia. These architectures are being validated through a considerable number of in-house and team demonstration projects. Based on experiences to date, a generic computing design architecture consists of(More)
The Conceptual Aerospace Systems Design and Analysis Toolkit (CASDAT) provides a baseline assessment capability for the Air Force Research Laboratory. The historical development of CASDAT is of benefit to the design research community because considerable effort was expended in the classification of the analysis tools. Its implementation proves to also be(More)
New approaches to multidisciplinary design optimization have been developed and demonstrated in a NASA Langley funded project to look at a particularly challenging aeronautics problem – High Speed Civil Transport Aeroelastic Wing Design. In particular, the problem is how to incorporate key multidisciplinary information and knowledge as it becomes available.(More)
The enabling of advanced design methods in an internet-capable framework will be discussed in this paper. The resulting framework represents the next generation of design and analysis capability in which engineering decision-making can be done by geographically distributed team members. A new internet technology called the lean-server approach is introduced(More)
* † ‡ §-This is white Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD) embodies the simultaneous application of both system and quality engineering methods throughout iterative design processes. The use of IPPD results in the time-conscious, cost-saving development of engineering systems. A computing infrastructure called IMAGE is designed to implement(More)
Effective design of the High Speed Civil Transport requires the systematic application of design resources throughout a product's life-cycle. Information obtained from the use of these resources is used for the decision-making processes of Concurrent Engineering. Integrated computing environments facilitate the acquisition, organization, and use of required(More)
The challenge of designing next-generation systems that meet goals for system effectiveness, environmental compatibility, and cost has grown to the point that traditional design methodologies are becoming ineffective. Increases in the analysis complexity required, the number of objectives and constraints to be evaluated, and the multitude of uncertainties(More)
The design framework research community utilizes the internet as a facilitator for collaborative activities. The internet provides a platform independent interface and geographic distribution. Information can be easily represented to the end-user using the HyperText Markup Language and can be coded in a reasonable timeframe. A shortcoming of exploiting this(More)
Context is proposed as a mechanism for organizing Information Technology practices in the future through its role in interpretation. An enterprise organization model based on decision-flow is presented here that is applicable to a variety of domains. It contains elements that mark the information content with respect to a full consideration of its(More)