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Aerospace Engineering Systems and the Advanced Design Technologies Testbed ExperienceContinuous improvement of aerospace product development processes is a driving requirement across much of the aerospace community. As up to 90% of the cost of an aerospace product is committed during the first 10% of the development cycle, there is a strong emphasis on capturing, creating, and communicating better information (both requirements and performance) early in the product development process. The community has responded by pursuing the development of computer-based systems designed to enhance the decision-making capabilities of product development individuals and teams. Recently, the historical foci on sharing the geometrical representation and on configuration management are being augmented: 1) Physics-based analysis tools for filling the design space database; 2) Distributed computational resources to reduce response time and cost; 3) Web-based technologies to relieve machine-dependence; and 4) Artificial intelligence technologies to accelerate processes and reduce process variability. The Advanced Design Technologies Testbed (ADTT) activity at NASA Ames Research Center was initiated to study the strengths and weaknesses of the technologies supporting each of these trends, as well as the overall impact of the combination of these trends on a product development event. Lessons learned and recommendations for future activities are reported.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Ames Research Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
VanDalsem, William R.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Livingston, Mary E.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Melton, John E.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Torres, Francisco J.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Stremel, Paul M.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Date Acquired
August 19, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1999
Publication Information
Publication: HPCCP/CAS Workshop Proceedings 1998
Subject Category
Engineering (General)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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