Advanced product realization through model-based design and virtual prototyping

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Several government agencies and industrial sectors have recognized the need for, and payoff of, investing in the methodologies and associated technologies for improving the product realization process. Within the defense community as well as commercial industry, there are three major needs. First, they must reduce the cost of military products, of related manufacturing processes, and of the enterprises that have to be maintained. Second, they must reduce the time required to realize products while still applying the latest technologies. Finally, they must improve the predictability of process attributes, product performance, cost, schedule and quality. They must continue to advance technology, ... continued below

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Andreas, R. D. March 1995.

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  • Andreas, R. D. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Electronic Subsystems Center

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Several government agencies and industrial sectors have recognized the need for, and payoff of, investing in the methodologies and associated technologies for improving the product realization process. Within the defense community as well as commercial industry, there are three major needs. First, they must reduce the cost of military products, of related manufacturing processes, and of the enterprises that have to be maintained. Second, they must reduce the time required to realize products while still applying the latest technologies. Finally, they must improve the predictability of process attributes, product performance, cost, schedule and quality. They must continue to advance technology, quickly incorporate their innovations in new products and in processes to produce them, and they need to capitalize on the raw computational power and communications bandwidth that continues to become available at decreasing cost. Sandia National Laboratories initiative is pursuing several interrelated, key concepts and technologies in order to enable such product realization process improvements: model-based design; intelligent manufacturing processes; rapid virtual and physical prototyping; and agile people/enterprises. While progress in each of these areas is necessary, this paper only addresses a portion of the overall initiative. First a vision of a desired future capability in model-based design and virtual prototyping is presented. This is followed by a discussion of two specific activities parametric design analysis of Synthetic Aperture Radars (SARs) and virtual prototyping of miniaturized high-density electronics -- that exemplify the vision as well as provide a status report on relevant work in progress.

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OSTI as DE95008544

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  • Agile Manufacturing conference (AMC `95), Albuquerque, NM (United States), 16-17 Mar 1995

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  • Other: DE95008544
  • Report No.: SAND--95-0438C
  • Report No.: CONF-9503112--1
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 41371
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc679514

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Andreas, R. D. Advanced product realization through model-based design and virtual prototyping, article, March 1995; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc679514/: accessed January 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.