System Requirements Analysis for the U.S. Army Rock Island Arsenal Tool Management System
Simon P. Frechette, Charles R. McLean
The U.S. Army is conducting an extensive manufacturing modernization program at the Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) in Illinois. Tool management, as it applies to these automated systems, is one area that RIA has identified for additional modernization activities. Engineers at the Rock Island Arsenal and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recognize that a consistent and integrated implementation of tool management is critical to the Army's manufacturing program. The purpose of this document is to outline requirements for implementing automated tool management systems at Rock Island. Tool management is not a single, simple activity--it is comprised of a complex and pervasive set of functions. No commercial systems are known to exist which perform all of the functions outlined in this document. This study documents joint efforts by NIST and RIA staff to develop an open architecture for tool management at the Rock Island manufacturing facility.
and McLean, C.
System Requirements Analysis for the U.S. Army Rock Island Arsenal Tool Management System, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.4369, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=821151
(Accessed December 6, 2023)