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Title: Modular Design in Treaty Verification Equipment

Abstract

It is widely believed that modular design is a good thing. However, there are often few explicit arguments, or even an agreed range of definitions, to back up this belief. In this paper, we examine the potential range of design modularity, the implications of various amounts of modularity, and the advantages and disadvantages of each level of modular construction. We conclude with a comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of each type, as well as discuss many caveats that should be observed to take advantage of the positive features of modularity and minimize the effects of the negative. The tradeoffs described in this paper will be evaluated during the conceptual design to determine what amount of modularity should be included.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  3. Milagro Consulting, Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  4. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1171674
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-15-21386
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION

Citation Formats

Macarthur, Duncan Whittemore, Benz, Jacob, Tolk, Keith, and Weber, Tom. Modular Design in Treaty Verification Equipment. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1171674.
Macarthur, Duncan Whittemore, Benz, Jacob, Tolk, Keith, & Weber, Tom. Modular Design in Treaty Verification Equipment. United States. doi:10.2172/1171674.
Macarthur, Duncan Whittemore, Benz, Jacob, Tolk, Keith, and Weber, Tom. Tue . "Modular Design in Treaty Verification Equipment". United States. doi:10.2172/1171674. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1171674.
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abstractNote = {It is widely believed that modular design is a good thing. However, there are often few explicit arguments, or even an agreed range of definitions, to back up this belief. In this paper, we examine the potential range of design modularity, the implications of various amounts of modularity, and the advantages and disadvantages of each level of modular construction. We conclude with a comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of each type, as well as discuss many caveats that should be observed to take advantage of the positive features of modularity and minimize the effects of the negative. The tradeoffs described in this paper will be evaluated during the conceptual design to determine what amount of modularity should be included.},
doi = {10.2172/1171674},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jan 27 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Tue Jan 27 00:00:00 EST 2015}
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