International Collaborative Design Test-Bed

Project status: Complete

Thrust area: New Design Paradigms and Processes

Research team: Jan Heige Bøhn

Members that are concerned with their ability to support a globally competitive, distributed product development enterprise may here gain access to a unique test bed where they can explore, test, and assess next generation practices for deploying global collaborative engineering design methodologies, hardware, and software systems. Such test beds are generally impractical to deploy in a corporate production setting.the objective was to investigate, and to propose and demonstrate solutions to the problems associated with maintaining effective engineering design databases in a high-throughput, high-latency network environment without depending on conventional database synchronization.