Accession Number : ADA261387


Title :   National PDES Testbed Strategic Plan 1990 (National PDES Testbed Report Series)


Corporate Author : NATIONAL INST OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY GAITHERSBURG MD


Personal Author(s) : McLean, Charles R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261387.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 82


Abstract : This document presents a long range strategic plan for the National PDES Testbed project at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The Testbed was initiated in 1988 under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Defense Computer-aided Acquisition and Logistic Support (CALS) program. A major goal of the Testbed is to provide technical leadership in a national effort to implement a complete and useful specification for the exchange of Product Model Data (STEP). The STEP efforts is led by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) TC184/SC4. This plan also outlines a number of supporting project threads that have been established for the Testbed: initiation of the Testbed, development of configuration management systems and services, development of testing systems to validate the proposed standard, specification and testing of application protocols, construction of a prototype STEP-based manufacturing cell, establishment of a product data exchange network, development of conformance testing systems, and management/ technical support activities.... CALS, National PDES Testbed, PDES, Product data exchange, Product data sharing, Standard for the exchange of product model data, STEP.


Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT , *ACQUISITION , *INFORMATION EXCHANGE , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , LEADERSHIP , NETWORKS , SPECIFICATIONS , CELLS , CONSTRUCTION , CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT , NUMBERS , INTERNATIONAL , STANDARDIZATION , STANDARDS , DOCUMENTS , CONFIGURATIONS , SHARING , PROTOTYPES , COMPUTERS , LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , MODELS , MANAGEMENT , ORGANIZATIONS , MANUFACTURING


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE