THE USE OF PHYSICAL PROGRAMMING IN THE DESIGN PROCESS
The contribution focuses on the reuse of existing components considering sensors as an example. Using a process model containing four major steps the customisation and optimisation of existing components is discussed in detail. The concept of physical programming is used for a combined rating- and optimisation process with modifications to enable the use of qualitative rating criteria. The rating process is the basis for an optimisation potential analysis that is followed by identification of design variables. The process of component selection and customisation is shown in an example considering capacitive accelerometers.