Accession Number : ADA328294

Title :   PDES Application Protocol Suite for Composites (PAS-C) Benefits Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 2 Jul 91-31 Jan 97.

Corporate Author : SOUTH CAROLINA RESEARCH AUTHORITY NORTH CHARLESTON

PDF Url : ADA328294

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 131

Abstract : This report contains the accomplishments and the benefits analysis of the PDES Application Protocol Suite for Composites (PAS-C) program. The overall objective of the PAS-C program was to reduce the cost of aircraft composite structural components through the use of concurrent engineering practices enabled by standardized product data information exchange. The program's focus was on standardizing the product information that is exchanged and then developing and demonstrating two of these exchange environments (design to analysis and design to support). The PAS-C team consisted of SCRA, Northrop Grumman. Lockheed Martin, Arthur D. Little and international TechneGroup Inc. integrated Support Systems, Inc. provided key support to the PAS-C program demonstration. Boeing was a major contributor during the initial program tasks including requirements identification and capture.

Descriptors :   *PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, *AIR LOGISTICS SUPPORT, *COMPOSITE AIRCRAFT, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, AUTOMATION, COST ANALYSIS, COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, INTEGRATION, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE