Comments from the MADEFAST participants on this final version of the script are eagerly solicited since filming has already begun.
MADEFAST Script Draft Version 2.7 Joseph Wagner, primary author with revisions and contributions from: Mark Cutkosky, Larry Leifer, Chris Madison and Carolyn Valiquette Frame # Time Concept Voice/IMAGES Narration 1 15 sec Total : 0:15 Min. Intro. Cool Music Montage: Different images of the project/concept GIFF's from Web real pictures of seeker team members in action missiles flying Text phrases such as dream team (once towards end), agile teams, lean production, design, manufacture, communicate, distributed, rapid cycles, concurrent engin eering, collaboration, technology transfer, web tools, CommerceNet, work force re-education, etc. 2 45 sec Total : 1:00 Min. Background Narrator ...Continue Montage with MADEFAST title appearing Replace with ARPA and MADE symbols when appropriate Evolving political, economic and technical forces are changing the landscape of engineering in both the defe nse and commercial sectors. Individuals working in isolation must give way to tightly integrated, interdisciplinary teams equipped to respond rapidly to changi ng requirements and product opportunities. Yet the formation of geographically co-located teams, each requiring its own support infrastructure, while effective, is economically unrealistic. This challenge is being addressed by the ARPA Manufacturing Automation and Design Engineering research and development program. ARPA-MADE sponsored research s eeks to embody a new vision of engineering with a more flexible and responsive paradigm of agile engineering product teams, assembled from multiple organization s geographically distributed. 3 45 sec Total : 1.45 Min. Problem / Challenge... Mark Cutkosky Mark Cutkosky interview The MADE program arose from a need to dramatically improve the concurrent design and manufacturing processes. With the development of I nternet connectivity tools, a product development team can be composed of members chosen for their expertise, with geographic location no longer an issue. This distributed team takes advantage of the pre-existing tools and environment of each member. On February 7th, 1994, the MADEFAST experiment was suggested as a reality-proof, an impromptu field test. This challenge was delivered to a group of MADE progr am contractors who had not previously collaborated or produced a product. Yet in a matter of days, we launched a product development dream team composed of ind ustry and academic people from across the country. It has been a great experience and harbinger of the future, a new way to do business. 4 30 sec Total : 2:15 Min. The MADE community Narrator Illustrate sentences with the home page from each site perhaps by clicking on participants map The MADEFAST team, coordinated by principals at the University of Utah and Stanford University, created a geographically distributed team using ARPA developed tools and services. Collaborators from 12 institutions used these services to design, manufacture, test, and deliver an optical seeker similar to the ones used in missiles. The single, most important management decision of the MADEFAST exercise was to document all phases of the project on the World Wide Web. The MADEFAST web provi ded all participants with immediate access to the state of the project. This access allowed a large community of participants to be inserted precisely into the development cycle and disengaged again as soon as their contribution was completed. It also encouraged rapid integration of new team members and the preservat ion of work done by participants who rotated off the team. 5 25 sec Total : 2.:40 Min. ...Challenge/ Success Rich Riesenfeld Rich Riesenfeld interview The core technology for MADEFAST was a disparate collection of experimental Internet services, concurrent engineering tools and person al expertise, components that had never before been integrated. On April 14, we received our product specifications and launched the experiment . Building on ARPA developed infrastructure, the MADEFAST challenge was to prove that incremental research milestones can be coupled creatively with real product development schedules. 6 20 sec Total : 3:00 Min. Rich Riesenfeld (cont.) Switch to video of final seeker working (Film final seeker being shipped to Stanford) (Music? pausing to show seeker at work) And we did it! MADEFAST demonstrated a working model in 6 months at a fraction of the cost presently associated with eq uivalent development projects 7 15 sec Total : 3:15 Min. MADEFAST Highlights - use of MADE technology and Internet connectivity tools to accomplish a task. Narrator %Slide seeker video to side and freeze with first point Overlay text of the four points, if possible showing images for the other three points, e.g.: %MADEFAST home page %MADEFAST resources %??Internet Road map from George Toye MADEFAST delivered: % a working IR missile seeker prototype; % a detailed record of the product and the process; % a working collaboration infrastructure; % an R&D road map for further development. 8 15 sec Total : 3:30 Min. Narrator Show web pages: In late April, engineers from Utah visited Texas Instruments and obtained design drawings of their optical seeker. Coupled with similar schematics that Stanfo rd University received from Hughes Aircraft & Missles, these industry baselines were posted to the WWW and served to guide design decisions for the MADEFAST see ker. [http://cdr.stanford.edu/html/MADEFAST/drawings.4-21/schematic.html http://cdr.stanford.edu/html/MADEFAST/hughes-designs.html] 9 30(?) sec Total : 4:00 Min. Narrator then MBONE Audio Share white board video from ISAT meeting Much of the seeker design is driven by the demands placed by the optics. The use of network video, audio and shared whiteboard played a key role in coming to agreement on a two-stage optics design. 10 30 sec Total : 4:30Min Narrator Flash plot of Design sheet results disappearing into Alpha_1 figures Show machining of a part on half screen, Alpha_1 GIF of same part on other half In early July, EIT usee RockwellUs program Design Sheet to examine in a detail examination of the optics design options. [http://www.madefast.org/mf/Design-Documentation/Design-Info/Product-Data/Optics/Optical-Analysis/h-f-d.gif] Utah began generating preliminary designs of the mechanical components of the seeker using Alpha_1, an integrated graphics, design, modeling and manufacturing s ystem. As the physical design became more refined, fabrication of the components began. 11 15 sec Total : 4:45 Min. Narrator Move Alpha_1 figure back into web page, navigate to controls page Meanwhile work was progressing on the seekerUs controls software and electronics. [Begin at current state: http://www.madefast.org/mf/Design-Documentation/current-state.html End at Controls: http://www.madefast.org/mf/Design-Documentation/electronics.html] 12 30 sec Total : 5:15 Min. Narrator Unknown MSU footage In August, Utah and MSU agreed upon a seeker casing design. Utah manufactured and shipped a mold for the casing to MSU. Fabrication at MSU's Advanced Computing Thrust project was completed in late August. By the end of October, Utah had completed the fabrication of the mechanical and optical seeker parts and the assembled seeker was sent to Stanford for integrati on with the control components. 13 30 sec Total : 5:45 Min. Narrator Cornell Web Page In addition to the construction of the physical seeker, advanced modeling and analysis of the seeker and its components were also performed. Cornell's Simlab performed analysis of the physical properties of the optical spider, verifying that it was capable of withstanding the accelerations it will be subject to under normal operating conditions.
The Stanford Knowledge systems lab create a DME model-based simulation model of the seeker assembly. Simulation results are available to the MADEFAST community and all ARPA contractors. 14 60 sec Total : 6:45 Min. Conclusion / Commercial Sector Slant Marty Tenenbaum Marty Tenenbaum interview Insert Commerce net web page at end MADEFAST was a success. It clearly demonstrated to us in industry that it is possible to quickly develop a real product usi ng the Internet and the concept of distributed collaborative teams. This exciting demonstration points the way to new collaborative enterprise options, new way s to deliver products to the marketplace. Use of these distributed "virtual" teams include: