VehicleFORGE Overview

Web-Based Collaborative Design Platform

The VehicleFORGE platform is a web-based, collaborative design environment based loosely on the concept of modern day software 'forges' (e.g., SourceForge, The purpose of VehicleFORGE within the AVM program was to provide a common platform for design event participants to team, collaborate and submit designs for testing. As such, it is also the portal for accessing design tools, manufacturability tools, component models, and generated system designs. VehicleFORGE was developed with an extensible architecture that allows plugins to be developed for specific tasks. To date, plugins exist for CAD visualization, project design trade space exploration, and scoring analysis based on virtual testing. The VehicleFORGE platform, hosted on a private cloud at Vanderbilt University, is highly scalable, fault tolerant, and flexible.

You can read more about each of the AVM Program Elements by following the corresponding links to the left.

The source code for the tool suite is also available by following the 'FILES' link to the left. There are several versions of the tools available for download and use.

For more information on these programs, please visit the DARPA website.

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