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Accession Number ADA564500
Title Configuring and Exploring the Foundry Trade Space.
Publication Date Apr 2012
Media Count 88p
Personal Author M. Yukish
Abstract ARL has developed a software architecture and supporting analysis tools to allow decision makers to first explore the broad range of possibilities of foundries that can be used to manufacture complex systems such as armored vehicles, and then to converge in the decision making to a final foundry configuration that represents a consensus choice of a decision-making team. To test and validate the architecture, ARL built a number of foundry testbeds for artifacts ranging from a commonly available commercial truck transmission to a typical Amphibious Combat Vehicle such as will be addressed under DARPA's Adaptive Vehicle Make (AVM) program. Components have included higher level sub-assemblies, parametric parts, arbitrary geometry machine components, and catalog items. Our effort has proved the validity of the architecture for supporting AVM, and reaffirmed the critical position of automated process planning capability on the path to AVM program success.
Keywords Automated process planning
Avm(Adaptive vehicle make) program
Computer aided design
Computer aided manufacturing
Decision support systems
Industrial engineering
Manufacturing processes
Trade off analysis
Trade space

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 41E - Manufacturing, Planning, Processing & Control
62 - Computers, Control & Information Theory
41G - Quality Control & Reliability
Corporate Author Pennsylvania State Univ., State College. Applied Research Lab.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 29 Apr 2011-30 May 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number FA8650-11-C-7131

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