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Rapid development of a wireless infrastructure monitoring system

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dc.contributor.advisor John T. Germaine and James M. Utterback. en_US Brooks, James Raymond, 1973- en_US
dc.contributor.other Leaders for Manufacturing Program. en_US 2006-11-08T16:30:31Z 2006-11-08T16:30:31Z 2004 en_US 2004 en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.B.A.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management; and, (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering; in conjunction with the Leaders for Manufacturing Program at MIT, 2004. en_US
dc.description Page 146 blank. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 107-108). en_US
dc.description.abstract Much academic literature exists in the fields of Product Development and Project Management. This thesis uses the framework provided by the literature to analyze a case study development project which the author led from January through August of 2003. The phases of the product development process are investigated as is the scheduling of the project. The case study project was an effort to develop a system to measure minute settlements in an existing London Underground subway tunnel as new tunneling work was taking place below it. The system developed would use wireless technology for its data communication. This development project was a part of a larger initiative to promote low-cost, low-impact wireless monitoring systems for ageing infrastructure. It was funded by the Cambridge-MIT Institute (CMI). Particular attention is paid in this thesis to the role uncertainty played in the development process. The importance of using flexibility in addressing uncertainty is highlighted. The relatively new field of Real Options is employed to frame the flexibility and uncertainty issues in an analytic light. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by James Raymond Brooks. en_US
dc.format.extent 146 p. en_US
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Sloan School of Management. en_US
dc.subject Civil and Environmental Engineering. en_US
dc.subject Leaders for Manufacturing Program. en_US
dc.title Rapid development of a wireless infrastructure monitoring system en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.M. en_US M.B.A. en_US
dc.contributor.department Sloan School of Management. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. en_US
dc.contributor.department Leaders for Manufacturing Program. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 56606274 en_US

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