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BMAED and MSB Reports COLLABORATIVE REPORTS JOINT-08 MANUFACTURING PROCESS CONTROLS 1, 7 This report, led by the National Materials Advisory Board (NMAB), identifies technology needs within key process industries that would benefit from improved control; and suggests specific research opportunities in sensing, actuation, control algorithms, and process modeling. The report recommends criteria for identifying and prioritizing R&D in manufacturing controls technologies and ways of transferring technology across industry sectors. (in press, expected publication date September 1997) JOINT-07 CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT AND PERFORMANCE VERIFICATION OF EXPLOSIVE DETECTION SYSTEMS This report, led by the National Materials Advisory Board (NMAB), addresses the issues of a quality management program for ensuring that explosive detection systems are both properly manufactured and continue to operate effectively. These systems are used to screen baggage, people, and cargo in airports. (in press; expected publication date June 1997) JOINT-06 FOSTERING INDUSTRY-INITIATED ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION EFFORTS This report, led by the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology (BEST), examines efforts undertaken in recent years to foster environmental initiatives within various industrial sectors. It contains examples of industry-initiated efforts that can lead to environmentally beneficial results and be advantageous to corporations (economically or in other ways). The report discusses steps that government agencies can take to promote industry-initiated efforts. (1997, 70 pp., available from BEST, ISBN 0-309-05693-4)
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18 BMAED and MSB Reports JOINT-05 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR MANUFACTURING: A RESEARCH AGENDA This report, led by the Board on Computer Science and Telecommunications, describes a vision of manufacturing in the 21St century that maximizes efficiencies and improvements by fully exploiting information technology. The report provides a research agenda for information technology and manufacturing crucial to fulfilling this vision. (1995, 188 pp., available from NAP ISBN 0-309- 05 1 79-7) JOINT-04 APPROACHES TO ROBOTICS IN THE UNITED STATES AND JAPAN-REPORT OF A BILATERAL EXCHANGE This report highlights the main themes of working sessions held September 27 to 29, 1989, in Tokyo. The NRC's Office of Japan Affairs took the lead in organizing the conference. The conference examined the basis for future U.S.-Japanese collaborations regarding the third generation of intelligent robots. (1990, 30 pp., available from BMAED) JOINT-03 A RESEARCH AGENDA FOR CI1H- INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY This report presents a taxonomy of computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) and describes needed research. The report evaluates the impact, required effort, and development risk of CIM research. (1988, 38 pp., available from BMAED) JOINT-02 DOE NATIONAL LABORATORIES AND THE SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY: CONTINUING THE JOINT PLANNING This workshop, held in conjunction with the National Materials Advisory Board (NMAB), identified technologies for collaborative research between the semiconductor industry and the national laboratories of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The report categorizes specific industry needs and identifies the DOE laboratories
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BMAED and MSB Reports 19 with the most advanced capabilities. (1987, 46 pp., available from NAP) JOINT-0 1 THE SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY AND THE NATIONAL LABORATORIES: PART OF A NATIONAL STRATEGY This report summarizes the results of a workshop, planned jointly with the National Materials Advisory Board, which brought together representatives of the semiconductor industry, the national laboratories, federal agencies, and Congress to discuss continued cooperation between laboratories and industry in the context of a broader national program. Workshop participants raised the idea of creating an organization that would build consensus and devise a national strategy involving the semiconductor industry, suppliers, customers, universities, and government. The report summarizes the state of the industry, capabilities and potential roles of the national laboratories, and presents four potential collaborative projects. (1987, 46 pp., available from NAP).