Accession Number : ADA318777

Title :   Integrated Design and Manufacturing for the Navy FBM Program,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MARTIN MISSILES AND SPACE CO SUNNYVALE CA

Personal Author(s) : Robidoux, Philip H. ; Rousseau, Stephen H. ; Stubbe, James R. ; Tsou, Rex C.

PDF Url : ADA318777

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The Integrated Design and Manufacturing (IDAM) project is bringing modern design, manufacturing, analysis, and test engineering methods to an established operational weapon system, the Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM). The philosophy, methods, and constraints associated with technology application to enhance near term support and preserve long term engineering capability are presented. Background. The current Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) C4 and D5 systems were developed with engineering software tools and methodologies over a 40 year period. These tools and methods were often specifically tuned (tailored) to a specific missile configuration and to the available ground and flight test data. Specific expertise and knowledge is required to employ these empirical tools and methods, particularly for hardware or environments that lie outside what was originally tested. A decade has passed since the last FBM development program. The lack of opportunity to exercise core FBM design engineering competencies threatens skill and knowledge preservation in certain key areas. The problem of expertise retention is compounded by the fact that, in some cases, software and methods do not formally exist, have been lost, or reside as knowledge and experience of certain key FBM experts, most of whom have retired or are close to retirement.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, *FLEET BALLISTIC MISSILES, *SUBMARINE LAUNCHED, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, FLIGHT TESTING, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, TOOLS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, TEST METHODS, CONFIGURATIONS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Underwater-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE