Title page for ETD etd-12162009-020026
|Type of Document
||Long, David A.
||RATM: Requirements analyzer and traceability manager
||Master of Science
|Fabrycky, Wolter J.
|Blanchard, Benjamin S. Jr.
|Midkiff, Scott F.
|Date of Defense
To fill the need for automated assistance during the system engineering process, a
prototype computer-aided tool emphasizing requirements analysis and traceability
management is designed and developed. An object-oriented approach is used which
leads to the selection of Smalltalk as the implementation language. Peter Chen's Entity-Relationship-
Attribute database structure is selected to maintain a complete and
consistent system definition. "User-friendly" interfaces are implemented to allow
efficient manipulation and representation of the system definition data. These interfaces
include a system engineering editor, two engineering views (text and hierarchy), a
requirement extractor, and a schema extender. The prototype is expandable and
extendable to permit future upgrades to support additional views, reports, and dynamic
verification of models. With system definition becoming increasingly important in
designing error-free, cost-effective systems, this computer-aided system engineering tool
provides an accessible source of automated assistance to support the engineer.
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