Theses

The following theses are the culmination of research for a Masters or Doctoral degree at MIT and were written by researchers affiliated with SEAri or one of its precursor research groups. All theses are copyrighted by MIT, unless otherwise specified.

Bartolomei, J.E., Qualitative Knowledge Construction for Engineering Systems: Extending Design Structure Matrix Methodology in Scope and Procedure, Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Engineering Systems Division, MIT, June 2007. [pdf]
Beesemyer, J.C., Empirically Characterizing Evolvability and Changeability in Engineering Systems, Master of Science Thesis, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, June 2012. [pdf]
Broniatowski, D.A., A Method for Analysis of Expert Committee Decision-Making Applied to FDA Medical Device Panels, Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Engineering Systems Division, MIT, June 2010. [pdf]
Broniatowski, D.A., Political Sustainability in the Vision for Space Exploration: Articulating the Policy-Technology Feedback Cycle, Dual Master of Science Thesis, Aeronautics and Astronautics and Technology and Policy Program, MIT, May 2006. [link]
Chattopadhyay, D., A Method for Tradespace Exploration of Systems of Systems, Master of Science Thesis, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, June 2009. [pdf]
Corbin, B.A., The Value Proposition of Distributed Satellite Systems for Space Science Missions, Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, August 2015. [pdf]
Cropsey, L., Integrating Military Unmanned Aircraft into the National Airspace System: An Application of Value-Focused Thinking and Enterprise Architecting, Master of Science in Engineering and Management, System Design and Management Program, MIT, September 2008. [pdf] [Summary]
Derleth, J.E., Multi-Attribute Tradespace Exploration and its Application to Evolutionary Acquisition, Master of Science Thesis, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, June 2003. [pdf]
Diller, N.P., Utilizing Multiple Attribute Tradespace Exploration with Concurrent Design for Creating Aerospace Systems Requirements, Master of Science Thesis, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, June 2002. [pdf]
Enos, J.R., A New Glide Path: Re-Architecting the Flight School XXI Enterprise at the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, Master of Science in Engineering and Management, System Design and Management Program, MIT, June 2010. [pdf]
Fitzgerald, M.E., Framing Tradespace Exploration to Improve Support for Multiple-Stakeholder Decision Making, Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, June 2016. [pdf]
Fitzgerald, M.E., Managing Uncertainty in Systems with a Valuation Approach for Strategic Changeability, Master of Science Thesis, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, June 2012. [pdf]
Friedel, A., Investigating the Management of Uncertainty in Product Platform Lifecycles, Master's Thesis/Diplomarbeit, TUM, January 2011. [pdf]
Fulcoly, D.O., A Normative Approach to Designing for Evolvability: Methods and Metrics for Considering Evolvability in Systems Engineering, Master of Science Thesis, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, June 2012. [pdf]
Gerst, K.J., Evaluating the Impact of Government Energy R&D Investments through a Multi-Attribute Utility-based Decision Tool, Master of Science in Engineering and Management, System Design and Management Program, MIT, May 2011. [pdf]
Grogan, P.T., Interoperable Simulation Gaming for Strategic Infrastructure Systems Design, Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Engineering Systems Division, MIT, June 2014. [pdf]
Jilla, C.D., A Multiobjective, Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Methodology for the Conceptual Design of Distributed Satellite Systems, Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, June 2002. [pdf] [link]
Joppin, C., On-Orbit Servicing for Satellite Upgrades, Master of Science Thesis, Technology and Policy Program, MIT, June 2004. [link]
Koo, C.K.K., Investigating Army Systems and Systems of Systems for Value Robustness, Master of Science in Engineering Management, System Design and Management Program, MIT, February 2010. [pdf]
Lamb, C.M.T., Collaborative Systems Thinking: An exploration of the mechanisms enabling team systems thinking, Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, September 2009. [pdf]
La Tour, P.A., Combining Tradespace Exploration with System Dynamics to Explore Future Space Architectures, Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, June 2016. [pdf]
Liu, K.K., Cost Estimation of Human Systems Integration, Master of Science Thesis, Technology and Policy Program, MIT, June 2010. [pdf]
London, B., A Model-Based Systems Engineering Framework for Concept Development, Master of Science in Engineering and Management, System Design and Management Program, MIT, February 2012. [pdf]
Long, A., Framework for Evaluating Customer Value and the Feasibility of Servicing Architectures for On-Orbit Satellite Servicing, Dual Master of Science Thesis, Aeronautics and Astronautics and Technology and Policy Program, MIT, June 2005. [link]
Mekdeci, B., Managing the Impact of Change through Survivability and Pliability to Achieve Viable Systems of Systems, Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Engineering Systems Division, MIT, February 2013. [pdf]
Mikaelian, T., An Integrated Real Options Framework for Model-based Identification and Valuation of Options under Uncertainty, Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, June 2009. [pdf]
Nickel, J., Why Some Airport-Rail Links Get Built and Others Do Not: the role of institutions, equity, and financing, Master of Science Thesis, Political Science, MIT, February 2011. [pdf]
Nickel, J., Using Multi-Attribute Tradespace Exploration for the Architecting and Design of Transportation Systems, Master of Science Thesis, Engineering Systems Division, MIT, February 2010. [pdf]
Nilchiani, R.N., Measuring the Value of Space Systems Flexibility: A Comprehensive Six-element Framework, Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, September 2005. [pdf]
Ogawa, A., Concurrent Engineering for Mission Design in Different Cultures, Master of Science in Engineering and Management, System Design and Management Program, MIT, February 2008. [pdf]
O'Neill, M.G., Assessing the Impacts of Fractionation on Pointing-Intensive Spacecraft, Master of Science Thesis, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, September 2009. [pdf]
Petrucci, D., Improved Affordability in DoD Acquisitions through Strategic Management of Systemic Cost Risk, Master of Science in Engineering and Management, System Design and Management Program, MIT, February 2014. [pdf]
Pina, A.L., Applying Epoch-Era Analysis for Homeowner Selection of Distributed Generation Power Systems, Master of Science in Engineering and Management, System Design and Management Program, MIT, June 2014. [pdf]
Prindle, A.L., Tradespace Exploration in the Cloud: Incorporating Cloud Technologies into IVTea Suite, Master of Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, June 2015. [pdf]
Putbrese, B.L., Exploring Design and Policy Options for Orbital Infrastructure Projects, Master of Science Thesis, Technology and Policy Program, MIT, June 2015. [pdf]
Raghavan, V.J., Visualization Considerations for Interactive Epoch-Era Analysis, Master of Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, June 2015. [pdf]
Ricci, N., Dynamic System Perspective on Design: Ility-Driving Elements as Responses to Uncertainty, Dual Master of Science Thesis, Aeronautics and Astronautics and Technology and Policy Program, MIT, June 2014. [pdf]
Richards, J.E., Integrating the Army Geospatial Enterprise: Synchronizing Geospatial-Intelligence to the Dismounted Solder, Master of Science in Engineering and Management, System Design and Management Program, MIT, June 2010. [pdf]
Richards, M.G., Multi-Attribute Tradespace Exploration for Survivability, Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Engineering Systems Division, MIT, June 2009. [pdf] [Summary]
Richards, M.G., On-Orbit Serviceability of Space System Architectures, Dual Master of Science Thesis, Aeronautics and Astronautics and Technology and Policy Program, MIT, June 2006. [pdf]
Roark, III, H.H., Value Centric Approach to Target System Modularization Using Multi-Attribute Tradespace Exploration and Network Measures of Component Modularity, Master of Science in Engineering and Management, System Design and Management Program, MIT, June 2012. [pdf]
Roberts, C.J., Architecting Evolutionary Strategies using Spiral Development for Space Based Radar, Master of Science Thesis, Technology and Policy Program, MIT, June 2003. [pdf]
Ross, A.M., Managing Unarticulated Value: Changeability in Multi-Attribute Tradespace Exploration, Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Engineering Systems Division, MIT, June 2006. [pdf] [Summary]
Ross, A.M., Multi-Attribute Tradespace Exploration with Concurrent Design as a Value-centric Framework for Space System Architecture and Design, Dual Master of Science Thesis, Aeronautics and Astronautics and Technology and Policy Program, MIT, June 2003. [pdf]
Saleh, J.H., Weaving Time into System Architecture: New Perspectives on Flexibility, Spacecraft Design Lifetime, and On-orbit Servicing, Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, June 2002. [link]
Schaffner, M.A., Designing Systems for Many Possible Futures: The RSC-based Method for Affordable Concept Selection (RMACS), with Multi-Era Analysis, Master of Science Thesis, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, June 2014. [pdf]
Schofield, D.M., A Framework and Methodology for Enhancing Operational Requirements Development: United States Coast Guard Cutter Project Case Study, Master of Science in Engineering and Management, System Design and Management Program, MIT, June 2010. [pdf]
Seshasai, S., A Knowledge Based Approach to Facilitate Engineering Design, Master of Engineering Thesis, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, June 2002. [pdf]
Shah, N.B., Influence Strategies for Systems of Systems, Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, February 2013. [pdf]
Shah, N.B., Modularity as an Enabler for Evolutionary Acquisition, Master of Science Thesis, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, June 2004. [pdf]
Shaw, G.B., The Generalized Information Network Analysis Methodology for Distributed Satellite Systems, Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, June 1999. [pdf] [link]
Spaulding, T.J., Tools for Evolutionary Acquisition: A Study of Multi-Attribute Tradespace Exploration (MATE) Applied to the Space Based Radar (SBR), Master of Science Thesis, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, June. 2003. [pdf]
Stagney, D.B., The Integrated Concurrent Enterprise, Master of Science Thesis, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, June 2003. [pdf]
Szajnfarber, Z., Innovation Pathways in Technology Intensive Government Organizations: Insights from NASA, Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Engineering Systems Division, MIT, June 2011. [pdf] [Abstract]
Szajnfarber, Z., What Drives Spacecraft Innovation? A Quantitative Analysis of Communication Satellite History, Dual Master of Science Thesis, Aeronautics and Astronautics and Technology and Policy, MIT, June 2009. [pdf]
Utter, D.A., Collaborative Distributed Systems Engineering, Master of Science Thesis, Engineering Systems Division, MIT, January 2007. [pdf]
Valerdi, R., The Constructive Systems Engineering Cost Model (COSYSMO), Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Southern California, May 2005. [pdf]
Viscito, L., Quantifying Flexibility in the Operationally Responsive Space Paradigm, Master of Science Thesis, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, June 2009. [pdf]
Walton, M.A., Managing Uncertainty in Space Systems Conceptual Design Using Portfolio Theory, Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, June 2002. [link]
Weigel, A.L., Bringing Policy into Space Systems Conceptual Design: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods, Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Technology, Management and Policy Program, MIT, June 2002. [link]
Wilds, J.M., A Methodology for Identifying Flexible Design Opportunities, Master of Science Thesis, Technology and Policy and Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, September 2008. [pdf]
Wu, M.S., Design for Affordability in Defense and Aerospace Systems Using Tradespace-based Methods, Dual Master of Science Thesis, Aeronautics and Astronautics and Technology and Policy Program, MIT, June 2014. [pdf]
Yeong, L.Q., Investigating the Influence of Cultural Differences on Systems Engineering: A Case Study of the Manned Spaceflight Programs of the United States and China, Master of Science Thesis, Engineering Systems Division, MIT, June 2015. [pdf]