Complex Systems Design and Analysis The CODA design methods and tools aim at providing guidelines and experimental software for addressing the design challenge of future military systems. CODA follows the principles set forth by the Platform-Based Design (PBD) and Contract-Based Design (CBD) paradigms and attempts the instantiation of both, unveiling the difficulties, the benefits and the possible approaches for their effective use. Brian T. Murray, Alessandro Pinto, Randy Skelding, Olivier de Weck, Haifeng Zhu, Sujit Nair, Narek Shougarian, Kaushik Sinha, Shaunak Bopardikar, and Larry Zeidner
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