Slides for Pradeep regarding MADEFAST (msg 1/3) (Larry Leifer)
Message-id: <9403031850.AA16721@sunrise.Stanford.EDU>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 1994 10:49:43 -0800
To: Ruzena Bajcsy <>, Bill Birmingham <>,
        "Glenn A. Kramer" <gak@eit.COM>, leifer@sunrise.Stanford.EDU,
        cutkosky@sunrise.Stanford.EDU, petrie@sunrise.Stanford.EDU,
        toye@sunrise.Stanford.EDU, hong@sunrise.Stanford.EDU,
        "Greg Twiss" <>
From: (Larry Leifer)
Subject: Slides for Pradeep regarding MADEFAST (msg 1/3)
Cc: Kevin Lyons <>, Pradeep Khosla <>,
        Peter F. Brown <>, Mike McGrath <mcgrath@ARPA.MIL>
dear MADEFAST associate:

        the following is a text version of the PowerPoint slides
        i prepared for Pradeep Khosla's MADE program briefing yesterday.
        rich riesenfeld also prepared a project flow graph and text
        notes to go with the diagram (text version for easy email)
        to be forwarded separately.
        this message and the two following msgs bring you up to date on
        "published" thinking about MADEFAST.  EIT and CDR will build
        a WWW-Mosaic project status page by next week.  when it is 
        ready (this will be a living document of the project), it will
        be found on the CDR homepage. 


        your comments and suggestions are solicited.  it is assumed that
        the cost of this experiment will be born largely by our existing
        grants.  Pradeep implied that some "experiment specific" funds 
        MIGHT be available (to be determined).  

thanks for your interest,

------------------------ text of 3 bullet charts follow ----------------

        these plans are based on a local working group meeting that
        included: Glenn Kramer (EIT), Tom Gruber (KSL), Richard Fikes (KSL),
        Larry Leifer (CDR), Mark Cutkosky (CDR), George Toye (CDR), and
        Charles Petrie (CDR). 



        paradigm for collaborative R&D integrating ARPA-MADE 
        community members holding  related but different foci 
        (require funded projects to talk to and depend on eachother) 

        demonstrate the power of a new R&D infrastructure that includes:
                university research 
                industry development 
                government technology programs
                and the enabling internet services

        on-line engineering notebook for project mgt. (WWW)   
        functional IRFPA subsystem prototypes
        white paper: describe what we did and delineate new R&D opportunities  
        MadeFast experiment documentation

        demonstrate technology and reveal technology gaps
        coordinate collaboration amongst diverse specialists
        dual use:  diverse,  distributed,  cost driven,  cycle time dependent.


        IRFPA redesign scenario:
                Assume IRFPA for civilian police or DEA use
                Develop a typical mission profile
                Draft design and mfg.  requirements
                Launch multiple design alternatives responding to mfg. 
                        CNC technology
                        MD*  shape deposition mfg
                        Fiber composites
        Comparatively simulate and model the candidates
        Prototype strong candidates
        Capture Design, Mfg.  and Coordination Knowledge
        Document the MadeFast Experiment
                Technical content
                Project coordination (especially Internet usage)
        Deliver documentation
                CDROM "original" documents and files
                WWW-Mosaic for browsing
                Video to dramatize the story


MADEFAST Player Model:

        MADE-phase-1 Players
                CDR-Share               PACT'92 player
                EIT-Share               PACT'92 player
                KSL-Ontology            PACT'92 player
                Utah-Alpha-1 with CNC output
                MIT-Mechanism Reasoning
                others tbd ...

        MADE-phase-2 Players
                TI - FPA
                Hughes - Integration
                Rockwell - Design Tools
                Utah - PartNet