Accession Number : ADA182506

Title :   Aerospace Robotic Implementations: An Assessment and Forecast. Phase 2,

Corporate Author : DHR INC MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Brooks,Frederick C

PDF Url : ADA182506

Report Date : Sep 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : This document is part of a long range Air Force plan to guide the implementation of robotic technology into the aerospace industrial base. It has long been recognized that the defense posture of the United States rests heavily on the ability of the industrial base to supply the state-of-the-art weapon systems to the military. Furthermore, the ability of the industrial base to supply sufficient quantities of crucial weapon systems in an emergency has recently been questioned. In response, the military has embarked on efforts to sponsor the insertion of advanced manufacturing technology into the defense industrial base. Within the context of these efforts, the Air Force has recognized the benefits of implementing robotic technology into the industrial base, and is developing a plan to guide this implementation. The goal of the Air Force is not just to advance the implementation of robotics into industry, but to realize tangible benefits from this implementation. Specifically, the Air Force goals for implementation of robotic technology are the reduction of weapon system acquisition costs, improved life cycle cost-effectiveness, and an improved defense preparedness posture.

Descriptors :   *ROBOTICS, *AEROSPACE INDUSTRY, COST ANALYSIS, ACQUISITION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, COSTS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, INDUSTRIES, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, MANUFACTURING, POSTURE(GENERAL), PREPARATION, STATE OF THE ART, TRAINING DEVICES, WEAPON SYSTEMS, AIR FORCE PLANNING, AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Cybernetics
      Aircraft
      Guided Missiles
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE