Experts at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., needed an information management system to analyze wind tunnel tests of aircraft airframes. So they selected Matrix, an inter-enterprise product information management solution from MatrixOne Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass.
Ames engineers also will use Matrix to model their research and development processes for wind tunnel testing and for computational fluid dynamics analysis.
"We found Matrix to be the most advanced enterprise product data management (PDM) solution on the market and expect that it will help us reap even greater rewards from our existing technology," says Paul Keller, mechanical engineer and technical lead on the Matrix project at Ames. "Matrix will allow us to work in an extremely efficient fashion across disciplines that have typically been separated physically and logically. Matrix will link all of Ames disparate data, enabling us to provide rapid, comprehensive service to NASA`s customers."
Ames reviewed 20 information management and PDM systems before choosing Matrix. NASA requirements met by Matrix include achieving a strong return on investment from its computer systems, cross-platform support, easy integration of Ames` CAD environment, and the ability to run projects from remote sites via the Internet. - J.M.
For more information on Matrix and MatrixOne, contact Paul Gilmartin by phone at 978-454-0444, by mail at MatrixOne, 2 Executive Drive, Chelmsford, Mass., 01824, by e-mail at paul.gilmartin@ matrix-one.com, or on the World Wide Web at http://www.matrix-one.com.
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