DSI’s approach to intelligent diagnostic design begins with developing a functional dependency model to fully describe the functions of a system. DSI’s eXpress tool allows the user to develop and utilize a functional dependency model to meet the goals of diagnostic engineering: improved available, reduced cost and increased safety. Effective development of system diagnostic involves a rigorous process of:
One of the foremost challenges in large system design is keeping the engineering effort scalable. This is typically where engineering software becomes invaluable. As such, the question becomes, “How scalable is the software you are using?”
DSI has always recognized this problem as one of the principle design goals of the eXpress software. It is fairly easy to identify some key areas in which the system size becomes a concern:
Solving the scalability problems associated with each of these provides the ability to run assessment reports so that optimization can occur.