Methods of Morphological Design (Synthesis)
This chapter (Partially based on: (i) Levin MS (2009) Towards morphological system design. In: Proc. of IEEE 7th Int. Conf. on Industrial Informatics INDIN-2009, Cardiff, UK, pp 95–100 (ii) Levin MS (2012) Morphological methods for design of modular systems (a survey). Electronic preprint, p 20, Jan. 9, 2012. http://arxiv.org/abs/1201.1712 [cs.SE]) addresses combinatorial morphological approaches to design of a modular system including the following: basic morphological analysis, multicriteria version of morphological analysis with the usage of closeness of a composite solution to ideal point, multicriteria version of morphological analysis with selection of Pareto-efficient composite solutions, hierarchical morphological multicriteria design, etc. A numerical example for a GSM communication system illustrates the application of the approaches.