Using the MDT, a designer can:
- Search effectively through large design spaces for efficient alternatives
- Investigate the simultaneous impacts of several design decisions
- Derive defensible, quantitative evidence for decisions
- Gain a quantitative understanding of the relationships between design objectives and the tradeoffs associated with alternate technological design decisions
The MDT and its underlying technologies have been used by several projects and agencies including the Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration and Energy Reliability and Security (SPIDERS) project that recently received recognition. It was also used for the backup power system for the City of Hoboken, New Jersey; and the U.S. Marine Corps for Expeditionary Units & Brigades.