Chapter 21. Overview

The architecture model described in Part IV is the end deliverable representing the system in terms of its physical modules. The process by which this model is developed varies according to the many different criteria that must be taken into account beyond the functional and control requirements captured by the requirements model. Some of the more common of these criteria are listed below.

The purpose of the architecture definition process is to take into account all the architectural requirements and help in the design tradeoff and decision process. This will result in an acceptable system design.

There are many ways to configure a system to meet a given set of requirements. There is no one architecture that will always ...

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