2013-08-27 18:00:48 - Presentation will discuss the five distinct efforts that make up DARPA’s Adaptive Vehicle Make Portfolio.
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 27 August 2013 — CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm announces that LTC Nathan Wiedenman, a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will make a keynote presentation at PLM Road Map™ 2013. The event, which is celebrating its 20th year in 2013, will be held in conjunction with Product Innovation Chicago on October 9 and 10.
Current approaches to the development of defense systems and vehicles have proven inadequate for the timely delivery of new defense systems to the war fighter. To address this problem, DARPA’s Adaptive Vehicle Make (AVM) portfolio seeks to fundamentally alter the way systems are designed, verified, and built. The primary goals of AVM
are to: raise the level of abstraction in the design process; minimize or eliminate redesign resulting from unanticipated system behaviors; and use foundry-style manufacturing to compress the development process timeline by a factor of five.
In his keynote address, “Compressing Development Timetables for Complex Defense Systems: DARPA’s Adaptive Vehicle Make,” LTC Wiedenman will discuss the five distinct efforts that make up the AVM portfolio: META, C2M2L; VehicleFORGE; iFAB; and FANG. He will also discuss DARPA’s interest in engaging with defense industry partners at an early enough stage in the program to ensure that their needs are accounted for.
PLM Road Map at Product Innovation Chicago is the must-attend event for industry executives and PLM practitioners globally—providing independent education and a collaborative networking environment where ideas, trends, experiences, and relationships critical to the industry germinate and take root. It is a strategic conference focused on how companies are successfully employing PLM strategies and enabling solutions to meet challenging product development, manufacturing, and deployment issues.
This year’s event will show how PLM has risen as the strategic business imperative to mediate between the many stakeholders throughout the product lifecycle, applying the appropriate technologies to support often complicated processes. Recently, new technologies, processes, and expectations have emerged or matured that threaten this dominant paradigm with extinction. For more information visit www.picongress.us/home/plmroadmap
About LTC Nathan Wiedenman, Ph.D., USA
LTC Nathan Wiedenman, Ph.D., USA, joined the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in September 2010 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. Prior to his assignment at DARPA, he served in Afghanistan as the science and technology advisor to Combined Joint Task Force 82 and Regional Command East. He is an armor officer, serving in and commanding units equipped with several variants of the M1 Abrams main battle tank.
LTC Wiedenman’s interests lie in the fields of advanced/multi-functional materials, advanced ground vehicle concepts, and adaptive manufacturing processes. He earned his Bachelor of Science in engineering from Harvey Mudd College, his Master of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and his Doctor of Philosophy in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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