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Exploring the System Design Tradespace

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Software Engineering Institute



Here at the Software Engineering Institute, we have created a new tool prototype that helps explore a system’s design tradespace. The tradespace is the possible combinations of system software, hardware, and configuration options. Our prototype – which combines previous work here at the SEI with software developed at Penn State University – enables system designers to evaluate design options in the tradespace rapidly and automatically.

You can find more on guided design tradespace exploration in these SEI resources:

SEI Cyber Minutes video

• Safety-Critical Design by Shopping


• Guided Architecture Trade Space Exploration for Safety-Critical Software Systems --


• AADL: Four Real-World Perspectives -- real-world-perspectives.html moving-cloud-computing-to-the-edge.html

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