Document Type : Scientific extension


M.Sc., Industrial Engineering, Mazandaran Institute of Industrial Higher Education،Mazandaran،Iran


New product development process include several activities and decisions. It starts with idea stage and ends when product enters market stage. Concurrent engineering is a product development approach that helps improving the performance of companies by reducing costs, increasing quality, creating new knowledge, and having a shorter product development time. In this research, the evolution of concurrent engineering in space projects and issues related to the implementation of concurrent engineering in design facilities were examined. For this reason, European Space Agency's Concurrent Design Facility and NASA Integrated Mission Design Center have been studied. The implementation of concurrent engineering in Instituto Superior Técnico's Concurrent Design Facility has also been studied.


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