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A Methodology for Selection of a Satellite Servicing Architecture. Volume 2.
Final rept. Dec 84-Dec 85,
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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A two-phase methodology for selecting an optimal military satellite servicing system is developed using the systems engineering approach. This methodology is used to evaluate several alternative systems at varying levels of detail. The candidate systems are composed of Low-G launchers, high G launchers, orbital servicing vehicles, and space bases. An optimal realization is then derived for a system of low G launchers and orbital servicing vehicles. In the first phase of the approach, vector optimization techniques are used to very the states of a model to obtain a set of optimal solutions. The second phase embodies the decision makers preferences in a value system to enable preference ranking of the optimal solutions in the non-dominated solution set. This methodology, as presented, can be applied to any complex problem with multiple conflicting objectives. It is designed for use by an engineering organization supporting a senior level decision maker. Keywords Satellites Repair Space maintenance Theses.
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