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Testbed Requirements and Implementation Plan for the Rapid Response Manufacturing Intramural Project



James E. Fowler, Kevin K. Jurrens, Mark E. Luce, Howard T. Moncarz


One of the primary focus areas of the NIST Rapid Response Manufacturing (RRM) intramural project is to establish an RRM Testbed Laboratory. This RRM Testbed Laboratory will serve as a facility where collaborators can investigate interoperability between systems within the RRM engineering environment, experiment with the use of technology and standards as applied to RRM, perform exploratory system integration studies, and address information technology barriers to RRM. This testbed facility will be one of several facilities available for use by the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) RRM researchers. The purpose for this report is to identify the objectives and requirements of the NIST RRM Testbed and to document an Implementation Plan for establishing the testbed facility. The technical requirements of the RRM Testbed are grouped into the following four categories: Functional Aspects, Computer/Equipment/Support, Physical Facility, and Administrative/Operations Procedures. Several requirements are provided for each category. This report also addresses the Critical Success Factors to be considered during testbed requirements development and provides a detailed implementation schedule of required activities and durations.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 5265
Report Number


ATP, Implementation Plan, intramural, NCMSf, requirements, RRM Rapid Response Manufacturing, testbed


Fowler, J. , Jurrens, K. , Luce, M. and Moncarz, H. (1993), Testbed Requirements and Implementation Plan for the Rapid Response Manufacturing Intramural Project, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 24, 2024)
Created September 30, 1993, Updated October 12, 2021