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AUTOMATIC ADAPTIVE SCHEDULING OF PROCESSING IN MULTIMACHINE CELLS.

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7502
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7502
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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Factrol Inc
Po Box 2569 2801 Kent Avenue West Lafayette, IN 47906
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: AUTOMATIC ADAPTIVE SCHEDULING OF PROCESSING IN MULTIMACHINE CELLS.
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

EFFECTIVE PRODUCTION SCHEDULING CAN HAVE A DRAMATIC IMPACT ON MANUFACTURING PRODUCTIVITY. IN MODERN AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS, SCHEDULING CAN HELP REDUCE INDIRECT COSTS WHICH COMPRISE A LARGE PORTION OF MANUFACTURING COSTS IN THOSE SYSTEMS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH ISTO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF AUTOMATICALLY SCHEDULING MULTI-MACHINE COMPLEXES ON A REAL-TIME BASIS AND IMPLEMENTING A UNIFIED COMPUTER SYSTEM TO PROVIDE NEW SCHEDULING TOOLS IN AUTOMATED SYSTEMS. WE WILL INVESTIGATE REAL-TIME SCHEDULING BY SEPARATING SCHEDULE GENERATION AND REGENERATION TASKS FROM SCHEDULE ADAPTATION/RECOVERY TASKS. WE WILL EXPLORE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF HEURISTICS TO AUTOMATICALLY DETERMINE VARIABLE RESCHEDULING PERIODS, SCHEDULE ADAPTATION/RECOVERY PROCEDURES, AND SCHEDULE REGENERATION PROCEDURES. THIS RESEARCH WIL LEAD TO A NEW PRODUCT FAMILY FOR FACTROL, INC. AND IS MOTIVATED BY USER REQUIREMENTS DERIVED FROM APPLICATIONS OF OUR CURRENT PRODUCT, FACTOR, WHICH PROVIDES SHOP FLOOR SCHEDULING TOOLS.FACTOR HAS BEEN APPLIED SUCCESSFULLY IN AUTOMATED SYSTEMS, AND WILL SERVE AS AN IMPORTANT EXPERIMENTAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE RESEARCH.

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Factrol Inc
Po Box 2569 2801 Kent Avenue West Lafayette, IN 47906

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