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Concurrent Engineering Working Group White Paper Distributed Collaborative Design: The Next Step in Aerospace Concurrent EngineeringAs aerospace missions grow larger and more technically complex in the face of ever tighter budgets, it will become increasingly important to use concurrent engineering methods in the development of early conceptual designs because of their ability to facilitate rapid assessments and trades of performance, cost and schedule. To successfully accomplish these complex missions with limited funding, it is essential to effectively leverage the strengths of individuals and teams across government, industry, academia, and international agencies by increased cooperation between organizations. As a result, the existing concurrent engineering teams will need to increasingly engage in distributed collaborative concurrent design. The purpose of this white paper is to identify a near-term vision for the future of distributed collaborative concurrent engineering design for aerospace missions as well as discuss the challenges to achieving that vision. The white paper also documents the advantages of creating a working group to investigate how to engage the expertise of different teams in joint design sessions while enabling organizations to maintain their organizations competitive advantage.
Document ID
20110008598
Document Type
Other
Authors
Hihn, Jairus (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Chattopadhyay, Debarati (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Karpati, Gabriel (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
McGuire, Melissa (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Panek, John (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Warfield, Keith (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Borden, Chester (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
March 21, 2011
Subject Category
Engineering (General)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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