Accession Number : ADA258927


Title :   DARPA Initiative in Concurrent Engineering (DICE) Phase 4. Electronics Pilot Project Final Technical Report


Descriptive Note : Rept. for 30 Sep 1991-15 Oct 1992


Corporate Author : WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP BALTIMORE MD


Personal Author(s) : Lucas, Michael ; Qudsi, Ubaid ; Brence, Patti ; Garber, William ; Michaels, Robert ; Shapiro, Debra ; Peck, Adam ; Croom, Paula ; Garner, Harry


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258927.pdf


Report Date : 30 Nov 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 119


Abstract : This report describes the performance of a pilot project using DICE technology for the design of an electronics module. The project objectives were to assess the capability of the DICE technology to enable computer-based concurrent engineering and to provide recommendations for improvement. Four DICE software tools were used to design a high performance signal processor module. These tools consisted of the Electronic Design Notebook, the Project Coordination Board, Meeting on the Net, and the Communications Manager. The primary conclusion drawn from the project was that the DICE technology has a large potential to improve the product development process in terms of decreased product development cost, reduced cycle time, and improved product quality. The specific implementations of the four DICE tools evaluated in this pilot project, however, provided only a small portion of this potential. The numerous recommendations developed during the course of the project will, if incorporated into the DICE technology, help the technology reach its full potential.


Descriptors :   *CONCURRENT ENGINEERING , ELECTRONICS , COMPUTERS , TIME , QUALITY , SIGNALS , PHASE(ELECTRONICS) , NETS , ENGINEERING , COSTS , PILOTS , CYCLES


Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE