Skip to Main Content
This paper presents a new priority management algorithm for use with interdependent, reconfigurable systems. It is based on a multidiscipline analysis approach called graph trace analysis (GTA) which was originally developed at Virginia Tech for integrated analysis and design of power utility systems. GTA's generic nature, combined with the collaborative environment it provides makes it possible to define and solve multidiscipline problems in new ways that closely follow the natural problem structure defined by the system. This simplifies integration, provides for fewer modification and extension problems in the future, and reduces analysis time. In addition to presenting the new algorithm together with a simple example problem, the paper also provides an overview of GTA and a description of shipboard system priority management from a multidiscipline GTA perspective.