Quantitative validation of complex systems integration principles
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Abstract The integration of complex systems is an important aspect of systems engineering. Previous research derived six integration principles and qualitatively validated four of them using a data set of 14 systems. Of the two non-validated principles, one was determined to be confounded with two of the four validated principles and is hence not considered in this research. This paper describes the quantitative validation of the resulting five integration principles based on an expanded data set of 52 systems. This expanded data set is analyzed statistically, and the interactions between integration principles are also evaluated. This research quantitatively validates four of the five integration principles and identifies three principle interactions that are significantly related to integration success, solidifying validity of the principles, and identifying three cases where the principles interact that must be further explored.
Grumbach, Logan J. and Thomas, Dale L., "Quantitative validation of complex systems integration principles" (2022). PRC-Affiliated Research. 7.