A report presents background and historical information, as of August 1998, on the Advanced Design Technologies Testbed (ADTT) at Ames Research Center. The ADTT is characterized as an activity initiated to facilitate improvements in aerospace design processes; provide a proving ground for product-development methods and computational software and hardware; develop "bridging" methods, software, and hardware that can facilitate integrated solutions to design problems; and disseminate lessons learned to the aerospace and information-technology communities.

This work was done by William R. Van Dalsem, Mary E. Livingston, John E. Melton, Francisco J. Torres, and Paul M. Stremel of Ames Research Center. For further information, access the Technical Support Package (TSP) free on-line at www.techbriefs.com/tsp under the Information Sciences category.

Inquiries concerning rights for the commercial use of this invention should be addressed to

the Patent Counsel
Ames Research Center
(650) 604-5104.

Refer to ARC-14303-1.

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This article first appeared in the December, 2003 issue of NASA Tech Briefs Magazine.

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