This edited collection of essays from world-leading academic and industrial authors yields insight into all aspects of reverse engineering. Methods of reverse engineering analysis are covered, along with special emphasis on the investigation of surface and internal structures. Frequently-used hardware and software are assessed and advice given on the most suitable choice of system.
Also covered is rapid prototyping and its relationship with successful reverse engineering.
About the Author
Professor Vinesh Raja is a Professorial Fellow in Informatics at the University of Warwick. He is in-charge of the Informatics Group, which encompasses the Virtual Reality Center (VRC) and the Collaborative Product Commerce Center (CPC) at the Warwick Manufacturing Group. He focuses on augmenting and extending everyday, learning and work activities with interactive technologies that move ‘beyond the desktop’. This involves designing enhanced user experiences through appropriating and assembling a diversity of technologies including haptics, handheld and pervasive computing. The main focus of his research is not the technology per se but the design and integration of the digital representations that are presented via them to support social and cognitive activities in ways that extend current capabilities.
Dr. Kiran Jude Fernandes is the 40th Anniversary Research Lecturer in Management at the University of York. He has been a pioneer in the systematic study of Information Modelling Techniques and Tools and has studied their evolution using techniques from the Biological Sciences Domain. His research and teaching interests include strategic uses of information systems, information management, and the impact of information technology on the risks and benefits of outsourcing and strategic alliances. Prior to joining the University of York, Kiran worked at the University of Warwick and the NASA John C. Stennis Space Center.
Table of Contentsto Reverse Engineering.- Methodologies and Techniques for Reverse Engineering–The Potential for Automation with 3-D Laser Scanners.- Reverse Engineering–Hardware and Software.- Selecting a Reverse Engineering System.- to Rapid Prototyping.- Relationship Between Reverse Engineering and Rapid Prototyping.- Reverse Engineering in the Automotive Industry.- Reverse Engineering in the Aerospace Industry.- Reverse Engineering in the Medical Device Industry.- Legal Aspects of Reverse Engineering.- Barriers to Adopting Reverse Engineering.