John S. Baras


Process Planning in Microwave Module Production

J. Meyer, M. Ball, J. Baras, A. Chowdhury, E. Lin, D. Nau, R. Rajamani, V. Trichur

SIGMAN:  Artificial Intelligence and Manufacturing: State of the Art and State of Practice, Albuquerque, New Mexico, August 31-September 2, 1998

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This paper describes the development of a process planning module for an integrated production and process design (IPPD) tool which automates the design and manufacture of microwaves modules. Specifically, this paper presents a process template that is used to interface with multiobjective optimization techniques to create a planner that can consider alternative designs based on process yields, cost, and manufacturing and purchasing lead tiems. The integrations of the planner and the tradeoff optimization mudules provides the designer immediate feedback on cost and productivity through generation and evaluation of alternative designs early in the design state.

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