"Smart" Tools to Aid Development of
Comprehensive, Physics-Based Models of Process and Network Models of Systems
Better Decision Making
Capabilities to Improve Optimization, Agility, and
Resilient Enterprises and Supply Chains
Increases in Computing Power that is Capable of Dealing with New Layers of Manufacturing Complexity
Web-Based Tools for Improving Development and Reduction in the Life-Cycle Costs of Intelligent Embedded Systems in
|The key to
Intelligent and Integrated Manufacturing (IIM) is the application of
advances in software, controls, sensors, networks and high
performance computing (HPC) to compliment the goals of the Networking and
Informational Technology Research and Development Program (NITRD)
set by the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC).
that design and analysis tools continue to mature quickly, far
outpacing progress in manufacturing in process tools.
Existing manufacturing capability is not adequate to support the advances from
software tools within other disciplines. NASA and the
aerospace community are interested in advancing capabilities for
comprehensive life-cycle manufacturing techniques that exploit
modeling and simulation tool and virtual environments in order to
accelerate manufacturing process development.
ETTC address these
requirements by facilitating the application of R & D in critical manufacturing