Accession Number : ADP003183

Title :   The Impact of IPAD (Integrated Program for Aerospace Design) on CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing) Database University Research,

Corporate Author : MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY

Personal Author(s) : Leach,L. M. ; Wozny,M. J.

Report Date : 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : NASA's IPAD program has provided direction, focus, and software products which have significantly impacted on CAD/CAM(Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) database research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and follow-on research at the United States Military Academy. The relationship of IPAD(Integrated Program for Aerospace-Vehicle Systems Design) to the research projects involving the storage of geometric data in common database facilities such as database machines, the exchange of data between heterogeneous databases, the development of IGES processors, the migration of large CAD/CAM database management systems to non-compatible hosts, and the value of RIM as a research tool is described.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *MANUFACTURING, *DATA BASES, *DATA MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, ENGINEERING, AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, RESOURCES, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, NETWORKS, SYMPOSIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE