Accession Number : ADA254013


Title :   Engineering Information System (EIS)


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 1987-Jul 1991,


Corporate Author : HONEYWELL SYSTEMS AND RESEARCH CENTER MINNEAPOLIS MN


Personal Author(s) : Kant, Raj ; Krueger, Jon


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a254013.pdf


Report Date : 31 Jan 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 78


Abstract : The Engineering Information System (EIS) was created in response to increasing concerns about the exchange of engineering information between contractors and the government, contractors on a single team, and contractors on different teams who share technical data and diverse tools. The EIS specifications provide a means for managing heterogeneity among hardware and software platforms, data formats, tools, site-specific policies and methodologies, and interfaces to create multiple-domain, multiple-life-cycle environments. An Engineering Information Model (EIM) and the EIS framework comprise the EIS. The EIM is a semantic model of information found in an EIS. An EIM realization, called the reference schema, Is a set of object types that form a specific logical organization of data and operations. The EIS framework contains automated services embodied in software to support the use of the EIM to manage and control the data and activities of the engineering process. Current computer networking gateways require significant enhancement to meet the needs of cost-effective and concurrent engineering information access. The use of integration information gateways is the key to achieving the levels of technical interchange needed between organizations and various engineering environments. The EIS technologies can provide the Integration necessary to allow transparent information access across the information exchange networks.


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *INFORMATION EXCHANGE , *CONTRACTORS , *NETWORK ANALYSIS(MANAGEMENT) , *ENGINEERS , *ENGINEERING , CONTROL , POLICIES , MODELS , SPECIFICATIONS , COMPUTERS , SEMANTICS , ACCESS , OPERATION , FORMATS , RESPONSE , PLATFORMS , INTEGRATION , COSTS , CONCURRENT ENGINEERING , CYCLES , EXCHANGE , LIFE CYCLES , HETEROGENEITY , SITES , INTERFACES , TOOLS , NETWORKS , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , ENVIRONMENTS , ORGANIZATIONS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE