"Fan-out" model and methodology for "system of systems" development

Iris Dallal-Shwartz, Gad Rabinowitz, Amos Notea

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Market trends for applying "Systems of Systems" (SoS) compels developers who want to advance their business to be involved in SoS programs. Although the difficulties and challenges entailed in developing SoS are numerous, the integration of varied technologies into coherent systems, interconnected in a network, brings with it an immense potential for creating new spin-off products with correspondingly new market shares. We present a novel method, designated "Fan- Out", to be used during SoS development. Application of the Fan-Out method together with the presented tool confers the ability to control, monitor, and direct spin-off potential on the developer, thus increasing future potential benefits. The model includes parameters affecting spin-off emergence that were mapped via the Delphi method. After running simulation cases with industry experts, the model was upgraded to fit the needs of future model users. Subsequent stages of the research will include validation of the model with real data gathered from industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Systems Conference Proceedings
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 15 Jul 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Systems Conference - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 23 Mar 200926 Mar 2009

Publication series

Name2009 IEEE International Systems Conference Proceedings


Conference2009 IEEE International Systems Conference
CityVancouver, BC


  • Engineering
  • Fan-Out
  • SoS
  • Spin-off
  • System

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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