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dc.contributor.advisorDavid W. Miller.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSondecker, George Ralph, IVen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-18T20:58:33Z
dc.date.available2011-11-18T20:58:33Z
dc.date.copyright2011en_US
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/67192
dc.descriptionThesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2011.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 115-116).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe objective of stochastic process design is to strategically identify, measure, and reduce sources of uncertainty to guide the development of complex systems. Fundamental to this design approach is the idea that system development is driven by measurable characteristics called quantities of interest. These quantities of interest collectively describe the state of system development and evolve as the system matures. This thesis provides context for the contributions of quantities of interest to a stochastic process view of complex system development using three space hardware development projects. The CASTOR satellite provides the opportunity for retrospective identification of quantities of interest and their evolution through time. As a complement to CASTOR, the preliminary design of the REXIS x-ray spectrometer provides the foundation for applying stochastic process approaches during the early phases of system development. Lastly, a spacecraft panel structural dynamics experiment is presented that illustrates analysis techniques commonly employed in stochastic process analysis.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby George Ralph Sondecker, IV.en_US
dc.format.extent154 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.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.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectAeronautics and Astronautics.en_US
dc.titleIdentification and evolution of quantities of interest for a stochastic process view of complex space system developmenten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc758670955en_US


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