Accession Number : ADP005967

Title :   Developing Systems Using State-of-the-Art CAD/CAM Technology,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s) : Anderson, Vernon A. ; Brewer, David J.

Report Date : DEC 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Sate-of-the-Art CAD/CAM in this paper refers to mission-specific applications with the ability to describe a design that is independent of technology at certain levels. That is, describing a design in a manner independent of any particular implementation, yet allowing integrated verification across design boundaries. Such a high-level approach pays huge dividends in transferring designs in one technology to another, e.g., bipolar gate arrays to GaAs gate arrays. CAD/CAM Technology encompasses more generic aspects of systems development requiring a common base or core of computational tools, applicable across the spectrum of engineering disciplines. We'll present some structures useful for improving understanding of technology, systems, CAD/CAM and for better communications across interfaces. A technology planning and communications framework considering a hierarchical systems schema is introduced for looking at the spectrum of user tasks in the life cycle of electronic products. The Navy's Acquisition Strategy and Plans for Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) are presented. NATO Furnished. (RH)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, ACQUISITION, ARRAYS, BIPOLAR SYSTEMS, COMPUTATIONS, CORES, ENGINEERING, GALLIUM ARSENIDES, GATES(CIRCUITS), HIERARCHIES, LIFE CYCLES, MANUFACTURING, NATO, NAVY, PRODUCTION, SPECTRA, STRATEGY, TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE