Concept Number: *338
English Master: Design Target
Synonyms, Variations & Acronyms: none
The designer uses a set of such design Goals, including Budget-Targets, as well as Constraint information, to decide if they have found good enough Design-Ideas to satisfy the Performance-Requirements, within the Constraints specified.
''The target is not merely the “60” but includes the [Qualifier] information.
Usage 2. It is normal Engineering practice for a designer to apply a Performance-Target Level with a built in Safety-Factor, as the Level they try to design for; for example two times the nominal specified Level might be applied as the Safety-Factor target. The Value-Decision Process makes use of this Safety-Factor Concept.
Stretch [Next Release] 66.5 hours.
----> ~lt~Level spec> [[~lt~qualifiers>].
O-------------------->6,000 Hours MTBF [[Release 6.0, US Market]----->. Reliability
This Concept entered by Diane O'Brien.