Accession Number : ADA140614

Title :   IPAD II (Integrated Programs for Aerospace-Vehicle Design) Advances in Distributed Data Base Management for CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing Technology). Proceedings of a National Symposium Held in Denver, Colorado, April 17-19, 1984.

Descriptive Note : Conference publication,


Personal Author(s) : Bostic,S W

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Report Date : Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 265

Abstract : To respond to the national needs for improved productivity in engineering design and manufacturing, a NASA/U.S. Navy supported joint industry/government project has been underway denoted Integrated Programs for Aerospace-Vehicle Design (IPAD). The IPAD project objective is to improve engineering productivity through better use of computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology. It focuses on development of technology and associated software for integrated company-wide management of engineering information. This second IPAD Symposium, Advances in Distributed Data Base Management for CAD/CAM, is co-sponsored by NASA, the U.S. Naval Material Command, and ITAB. The objectives of this Symposium are as follows: to provide a greater awareness of the critical need by U.S. industry for advancements in distributed CAD/CAM data management capability; to present industry experiences and current and planned research in distributed data base management; and to summarize IPAD data management contributions and their impact on U.S. industry and computer hardware and software vendors. Symposium papers focus on distributed data management technology issues critical to the engineering and manufacturing process. Papers include a description of the government role in CAD/CAM data management research, CAD/CAM data management approaches in industry, research toward a future CAD/CAM distributed data management system, approach to CAD/CAM data management by hardware and software vendors, and industry experiences and exploitation of IPAD and related data management technology.

Descriptors :   *Computer aided design , *Manufacturing , *Data bases , *Data management , *Aerospace systems , *Symposia , Distributed data processing , Productivity , Optimization , Engineering , Experimental design , Information systems , Technology transfer , Cooperation , Industries , Research management , Computer programs , Computer applications , Aerospace craft , Systems engineering

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE