Degree Type


Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Aerospace Engineering

First Advisor

Christina Bloebaum


The design and development of large scale complex engineered systems requires dependence and coordination of thousands of individuals. In practice, this has shown to span industries, encompassing multiple companies and organizations, and force decisions to be driven mainly by customer requirements. One issue in this development process is related to the stakeholders' desires and their ability to effectively communicate their preferences to the design teams. Value-Driven Design is an approach stemming from systems engineering that addresses this issue by directly incorporating the operational context of the system in this communication of preference.

Value-Driven Design is formed on the premise that a design can be created that maximizes the design organization's preference. It is recognized that other preferences, possibly competing, exist as well and will have an influence on the design. This thesis explores how the negotiation of value preferences can be captured in bargaining models to determine the optimal design for the set of negotiators, taking into account conflicting preferences and player impatience. A notional strategic strike aircraft system is used as an example to illustrate the importance of design perspectives in the emerging practice of Value-Driven Design.


Copyright Owner

Erik Daniel Goetzke



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83 pages