A multi layer evidence network model for the design process of SpaceSystems under epistemic uncertainty

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The purpose of this paper is to introduce a new method for the design process of complex systems affected by epistemicuncertainty. In particular, a multi-layer network is proposed to model the whole design process and describe the transitionbetween adjacent phases. Each layer represents a design phase with a particular detail definition, each node a subsystemand each link a sharing of information. The network is used to quantify and propagate uncertainty through the differentlayers (design phases) where, proceeding from phase A to phase F, the detail of the mathematical model is increased. Thus,it can be considered as a multi-fidelity approach for the design of a complex system affected by epistemic uncertainty.The framework of Dempster-Shafer Theory of Evidence (DST) is used to model epistemic uncertainty and the model isthen called Multi-Layer Evidence Network Model (ML-ENM).
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2019
EventEUROGEN 2019 - Guimarães, Portugal
Duration: 12 Sep 201914 Sep 2019


ConferenceEUROGEN 2019
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  • multy-layer evidence network model
  • evidence theory
  • robust design

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