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Concurrent engineering to the rescue: Do we have the software tools to support it?
Author(s): Malcolm Panthaki
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Paper Abstract

The development of space-borne Electro-Optical (EO) sensors for both NASA and the DOD is currently overrunning initial cost and schedule estimates by 2x to 3x, in an environment where Congressional review and even cancellation of these programs is triggered by more modest overruns of 20% to 30%. A substantial improvement in the cycle time of development for these systems is needed while retaining adequate sensor performance levels with high reliability. Concurrent engineering practices promise significant reductions in project cost and delivery time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 2008
PDF: 22 pages
Proc. SPIE 7071, An Optical Believe It or Not: Key Lessons Learned, 70710G (3 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.812818
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Malcolm Panthaki, Comet Solutions Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7071:
An Optical Believe It or Not: Key Lessons Learned
Mark A. Kahan, Editor(s)

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