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ENGINEERING DATA contains technical reports on research materials, quality assessment, engineering test, evaluation and qualification test, parts and materials specifications, manufacturing, design, process controls, solder-ability data and other related engineering data on parts, components, materials and processes. This data covers a wide span of topics crossing over many professional disciplines pertaining to both commercial applications and military applications generated during research, development, testing, production, procurement, and logistical operations-all phases of the acquisition life cycle. It is categorized into six categories: Engineering Reports (ER), Management Reports (MR), Test Reports (TR), Process Specifications (PS), Soldering Technology (STL), and Computer Technology Document (CTD).


GIDEP Engineering information is intended to help GIDEP members to eliminate duplicate effort, gain more knowledge from others' lessons learned, improve quality, and/or reduce testing which leads to a reduction in man-hours and costs during development, production, and sustainability of parts, materials, components, and equipment. Some of the most popular downloaded Engineering Data are technical reports on lead-free, tin whiskers, COTS electronics, counterfeit electronic components, review of guidance and finding on electronics, unmanned vehicles, and test reports on electronics.

Submitting Data

The wide range of Engineering Data is mainly due to the diversity of GIDEP participating members, their technical disciplines and endeavor. Submission of Engineering Data is NOT limited to GIDEP participants; in fact, GIDEP welcomes and encourages the submission from non-members. Submitting engineering documents does not require any GIDEP specific form. Electronic submission by email is most preferred, but any electronic media or hardcopy by postal mail is accepted also.

Q: What is in Engineering Reports (ER)?
Q: What is in Management Reports (MR)?
Q: What is in Test Reports (TR)?
Q: What is in Process Specifications (PS)?
Q: What is in the Soldering Technology Library (STL)?
Q: What is a Computer Technology Document (CTD)?

Related FAQ

Q: What is in Engineering Reports (ER)?
A: Technical studies and engineering evaluations covering a broad range of topics. These topics include:

  • Aerospace and space including aerodynamics, aeronautics, astronautics and astrophysics.
  • Alloys
  • Applied mechanics of materials
  • Attaching methods
  • Automated production equipment
  • Automotive sciences and engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
    • wide area network
    • satellite
  • Composites
  • Computers
    • computer software
    • computer hardware
  • Construction
    • facilities construction
  • Containerization
  • Contamination
  • Controls
  • Corrosion
  • Cryogenics
  • Electronics
  • Energy related report
    • cogeneration
    • electrical generations
    • hydrogeneration
    • nuclear energy
    • recycling generating plants
    • solar energy
  • Engineering analysis
  • Engineering mathematics and developmental research
  • Engineering simulation
  • Environmental hazards

  • Environmental studies
  • Fracture mechanics and fatigue
  • Fuels
  • Heating and ventilating
  • Heat transfer
  • Human factors engineering
  • Lasers
  • Logistics engineering
  • Lubricants and Lubrication
  • Maintenance engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials Handling
  • Mechanisms
  • Packaging
  • Part application, manufacture and utilization
    • filters
    • fasteners
    • diodes
    • delay devices
    • capacitors
    • fittings
    • etc.
  • Physics
  • Plastics
  • Pollution
  • Power trains
  • Refrigeration
  • Robotics
  • Safety engineering
  • Surface treatments
  • Telecommunications
    • data
    • fiber optics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Training simulators

Q: What is in Management Reports (MR)?
A: Reports and studies which include project plans, management plans, cost studies, management problems and solutions, guidelines, manufacturing facilities, procedures, and operations research. Management reports include:

Q: What is in Test Reports (TR)?
A: Reports covering qualification and evaluation testing of parts, components, materials and related systems. This document designator includes procedures for conducting tests and may include data from the resultant test. Test reports include:

Q: What is in Process Specifications (PS)?
A: General specifications for processes and procedures used to produce parts, components and materials. Such subjects are:

Q: What is in the Soldering Technology Library (STL)?
A: Reports on solderability and soldering processes and related topics. This category includes:

Q: What is a Computer Technology Document (CTD)?
A: General documents on computer software or hardware. These include qualification or design. Such topics are computer aided design, computer algorithms, computer code, integrated manufacturing, computer interfaces, network, procurement, computer program, computer resources, computer science, computer simulation, and system.

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