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Knowledge Capitalization in a Concurrent Engineering Environment

Schubert, Daniel and Weiss, Andre and Romberg, Oliver and Kurowski, Sebsatian and Gurtuna, ozgur and Prevot, Arthur and Saavedra-Criado, Gonzalo (2010) Knowledge Capitalization in a Concurrent Engineering Environment. 61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, 27. Sep. - 1. Okt. 2010, Praque, Czech Republic.

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The present paper gives an insight in the creation of the Knowledge Management (KM) architecture and tool development that was implemented in the Concurrent Design Facility (CDF) at ESTEC, ESA. The paper presents the final results of the Knowledge Capitalization initiative at the CDF and concludes the previous presented paper at the ICA Korea, 2009 (IAC-09.D5.2.12). A tailored KM system for the specific needs of the CE design process is essential to boost the design and concept development process. While an in-depth investigation of the KM awareness within the CE-environment and its participants marked the beginning of the research, the paper furthermore gives information about how the KM tool was adapted by the engineers and experts. The developed KM software tool is divided into four major sections: Capturing, Organization, Distribution and Development of knowledge. Every section has several interface modules that are interacting with each other. In addition to these, the Knowledge Unit (KU) is introduced, where its different contents (e.g. documents, trade-off tables, mass summaries) are stored and linked with so-called metadata. The challenging task to transfer tacit knowledge elements of CE studies, which are usually created during Round-Tables or Splinter-Meetings, requires new approaches in soft- and hardware support. The developed Tacit Information Capture (TIC) module records presentation and discussions during a session and combines different media sources (e.g. PowerPoint file with the oral presentation). Another highlight of the KM system is the Domain Advancement Diagram (DAD) module, which allows to document the design iterations during studies by capturing the decision making process. Furthermore, the implementation of innovations like tag-clouds, search widgets, active linkage and the so-called ‘Amazon-list’ form essential elements within the developed architecture. The described methods, comprised in the overall architecture, require a minimum of time effort and are therefore optimal to improve the already well established Concurrent Engineering process.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/66649/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Knowledge Capitalization in a Concurrent Engineering Environment
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Romberg, OliverDLRhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2287-2910
Kurowski, SebsatianDLRUNSPECIFIED
Gurtuna, ozgurTurquoiseUNSPECIFIED
Prevot, ArthurTurquoiseUNSPECIFIED
Saavedra-Criado, GonzaloESAUNSPECIFIED
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Knowledge Management, Concurrent Design Process, Reusing Knowledge, Spacecraft, Concurrent Engineering Facility
Event Title:61st International Astronautical Congress 2010
Event Location:Praque, Czech Republic
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:27. Sep. - 1. Okt. 2010
Organizer:International Astronautical Federation
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Raumfahrzeugsysteme - Konzepte und Entwurf (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > System Analysis Space Segment
Deposited By: Schubert, Daniel
Deposited On:29 Nov 2010 07:29
Last Modified:04 May 2020 10:03

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