CONCURRENT ENGINEERING

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 14887
Amount: $49,482.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Cim Systems Inc
2425 N Central Expressway Su, Ite 432, Richardson, TX, 75080
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mike Flower
 Principal Investigator
 (214) 437-5171
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A CONCURRENT ENGINEERING METHODOLOGY FOR THE DESIGN OF ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS, PROCESSES AND THE PRODUCT LIFE-CYCLE, IS NEEDED. CONCURRENT ENGINEERING IS THE SIMULTANEOUS, INTERACTIVE, CROSS DISCIPLINARY INVOLVEMENT OF DESIGN, MANUFACTURING AND FIELD SUPPORT ENGINEERING THAT ASSURES DESIGN PERFORMANCE, PROCESS SUPPORT RESPONSIVENESS, AND LIFECYCLE RELIABILITY OF PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES. KEY TO CONCURRENT ENGINEERING IS THE FRONT-END INVOLVEMENT OF THESE CROSS-DISCIPLINARY FUNCTIONS TO EFFECT IMPROVED QUALITY, REDUCED COST AND ABBREVIATED DESIGN TO IN-SERVICE CYCLE TIME. SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION OF CONCURRENT ENGINEERING TO ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES NECESSITATES DEVELOPMENT OF APPROPRIATE ENGINEERING METHODS THAT ALLOW THE INTERACTION OF CONSTRAINTS FROM THE VARIOUS DISCIPLINES AS WELL AS INFORMATION STRUCTURES AND DESIGN DECISION SUPPORT TECHNIQUES THAT FACILITATE INTEGRATION. IN THIS PHASE L PROPOSAL CLM SYSTEMS, INC. ADDRESSES THE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND GOALS FOR A PROOF OF CONCEPT CONCURRENT ENGINEERING APPROACH. THIS INCLUDES IDENTIFICATION OF THE ATTRIBUTES THAT DESCRIBE THE FUNCTION, SIZE AND BEHAVIOR OF THE COMPONENTS INVOLVED IN ELECTRONIC PRODUCT DESIGN. THE FINAL RESULT WILL BE A SYSTEM CAPABLE OF SHARING COMPLEX DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING INFORMATION NEEDED IN THE CONCURRENT DESIGN PROCESS.

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