Value-Centric/Driven Design: Application for the Space Industry

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By 2020 the space industry is set to be worth over $500 billion worldwide and is on the cusp of rapid expansion in both capability and customers. Start-up companies are providing novel designs and services forcing the established operators to provide at a more affordable price. Cost overruns and project delays are commonplace within the space industry and even after completion and launch; projects continue to show an increased cost growth, performance erosion and a decrease in the overall value. These undesired outcomes are a consequence of the current requirement-based design methodology. Value-Centric Design addresses these undesirable outcomes by capturing the uncertainty and risk of design decisions during the satellite mission concept exploration phase of a Space Mission Life Cycle. This paper aims to demonstrate the concept of value with multiple key players of the space industry and provides the building blocks of VCD framework.

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2017
Event2017 AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition - Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, Florida, United States
Event duration: 12 Sep 201714 Sep 2017


Conference2017 AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, Florida