A Methodology for Disaster Tolerance Utilizing the Concepts of Axiomatic Design
Diana M. Easton, Mitchell A. Thornton, V. S. Sukumaran Nair, Stephen A. Szygenda
Axiomatic Design (AD) is a methodology that utilizes customer needs as input and produces functional requirements, design parameters, and process variables through the use of matrix methods. AD is based on two design axioms; the independence and the information axiom. These two design axioms and the AD approach in general seem to be well-suited for the design and analysis of large-scale computer and communication infrastructure systems. This paper describes the application of concepts from AD for utilization in disaster tolerant computing and communication systems.