DARPA Adaptive Vehicle Make (AVM) is a portfolio of programs that address revolutionary approaches to the design, verification and manufacturing of complex defense systems and vehicles. The portfolio consists of three primary programs: META, Instant Foundry Adaptive through Bits (iFAB) and Fast Adaptable Next-Generation Ground Vehicle (FANG).
The Automation group has been part of the iFAB program in collaboration with Intentional Software, http://www.intentsoft.com/. We have studied and developed methods and tools for integrating product and production development concerns. A domain workbench was developed, called the Closed Loop Analysis Meta-language Program (CLAMP), which included
1) A set of common foundation meta-languages that describes a subset of relevant META Design languages and iFAB Foundry languages and relationships between them.
2) A meta-language analyzer that processes models in those languages and provides closed loop manufacturability feedback to designers.
3) Synthesized manufacturability constraints with a set of foundry libraries. The constraints (and design rules) are expressed independently of the chosen design language(s).