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Fuzzy Rule Based Computer Design

1st Edition

By John R. Newport

CRC Press

272 pages

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Hardback: 9780849378348
pub: 1995-10-09
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This book provides the theory and some examples of rule based reasoning applied to computer design. The presentation begins with design methods. These include both structured, object oriented design applied to software and systems engineering using several examples. Rule based reasoning, fuzzy logic, and new methods of virtual prototyping of computer designs are also covered.

Virtual prototyping, in contrast to hardware prototyping, offers the promise of much lower design cost and more time to prepare prototypes. A discussion on this topic concludes with a sample implementation of these methods that can be used for computer system design.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction to Design Methods

Concepts, Status, and Goals

Key Concepts and Definitions

Status of System OOD

Presentation Overview

Process Management



Concurrent Engineering


Process Impacts on Design

Design Methods

General Concepts

Structured Analysis and Design

Object Oriented Design



Operations and Polymorphism




Summary and Significance

Graphical Methods

Diagram Types and Rules

State Transition and Timing Diagrams

Class, Object, Data Flow Diagrams

DFD and Process Diagrams

Module Diagrams

Vendor Tool Taxonomy and Examples

Requirements Traceability

Document and Code Generators


Significance of the Methods in VP

VP Metaphors

Microcircuit Design

Software Design

Hardware Hotbench

Flight Simulation and the Avionics Hotbench


Technology and Overview of VP

Technology Elements

Virtual Reality

Synthetic Vision

Natural Language

Knowledge Based Systems

Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks

Fuzzy and Conventional Methods

VP Concepts

Part II: System Design and Synthesis


Operational Requirements

System Decomposition and Top Level Requirements

Lower Tier Requirements

Sample Requirements Traceability

Automated Requirements Formulation and Documentation

Simulation and Technology Capability

Model Types

Higher Order Languages and Object Oriented Design

Object Oriented C++

Object Oriented Ada

Elements of VHDL

Instruction Set Simulation

Significance of the Simulation Tools

Design Capture

Expert System For Design

User Inputs


Configuration Outputs

Fuzzy Rule Based Design

New Design Case Study

Architecture Reengineering Case Study

Status of Automated Design

Prototype Evaluation

The VP Simulation Engine

Scheduled Processes Example

Statistical Processes

The VP Engine

Virtual Trade Studies

Product Synthesis

Status of Automated Prototyping

Part III: Synergism of OOD and VP

Design Trends and Issues

Systems Engineering Standards

Expert Systems Revisited

The Significance of OOD

Trends in Enabling Technologies

Project Approaches and Solutions


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