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West

Raytheon Missile Systems

the tucson cave is in a prime
location for engineers
and operators to meet and
share ideas.

together. "You could be talking to
the guy next to you or into the microphone over your head, and the experience is the same," she says. "It's been
a very unique way to engage our larger
engineering base."
Creating an environment more
conducive to collaboration was one
of the primary goals of the Immersive
Design Center program when Raytheon first initiated it about seven years
ago, Ernzen says. The Tucson CAVE
is located in the middle of the company's main manufacturing hub, providing a prime location for engineers
and operators from the factory floor
to meet and share ideas. "We wanted
to create an environment in which we
could bring cross-functional teams
together and allow them to collaborate on designs," Ernzen says.
Beyond the CAVEs in Raytheon's
facilities, the technology in the Immersive Design Center can be taken
almost anywhere with Raytheon's
"backpack" setup. Through the use of
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a laptop, a portable projector and 3-D
glasses, Raytheon can set up a virtual
collaborative environment at any of
its own locations or at a partner's facility. Loomis says recently the com-

pany was able to coordinate a six-hour
design review with the employees of
its factory in Arkansas without having
to fly them all to Tucson. "I can have
one of my guys hop on a plane with a
backpack and take that technology
anywhere in the world," she says.
Ernzen says the technology has
done a lot to reduce lead times in the
production of new missile systems,
which has been a high priority for Raytheon as the threats to soldiers on the
battlefield are evolving rapidly. "One
of the things that thrust us into this
was that we were really looking at how
we could speed up the time to market," she says. "We have seen in some
of our recent designs 30 to 40 percent
reductions in cycle times."
Seeing missile designs in real-time
3-D isn't the only application for the
technology on display in the Immersive Design Center. Ernzen says the
virtual modeling also has helped Raytheon plan its facilities and improve
workflow. By laser-scanning its facilities and modeling them in the virtual

the immersive design center
resembles a video game
through its ability to connect
users in different locations.


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