STP1017

    Distributed Data Bases on the Factory Floor

    Published: Jan 1989


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    Abstract

    A major facility for manufacturing reseafch exists at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS). The Automated Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) serves as a test bed and demonstration facility in support of research by workers from NBS, industry, academia, and other government agencies. The AMRF has been designed as a “data driven” control system. This permits it to handle a broad range of parts for automated manufacturing, but requires an effective interface between the data generated in a manufacturing system and the control modules that use the data. To meet this requirement, a distributed data system, the Integrated Manufacturing Data Administration System (IMDAS), has been developed. It is designed to provide the control systems of the AMRF access to the data necessary to support the design, planning, manufacturing, and inspection of parts.

    Keywords:

    distributed, distributed heterogeneous, data base management system (DBMS), data administration, automated manufacturing, computer integrated manufacturing (CIM), Integrated Manufacturing Data Administration System (IMDAS), Automated Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF)


    Author Information:

    Furlani, CM
    Leadercomputer scientist, computer scientist, and computer systems analyst, National Institute for Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

    Libes, D
    Leadercomputer scientist, computer scientist, and computer systems analyst, National Institute for Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

    Barkmeyer, EJ
    Leadercomputer scientist, computer scientist, and computer systems analyst, National Institute for Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

    Mitchell, MJ
    Leadercomputer scientist, computer scientist, and computer systems analyst, National Institute for Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD


    Paper ID: STP18621S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E49.07

    DOI: 10.1520/STP18621S


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