reverse engineering


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reverse engineering

n.
The analysis of a device or program to determine its function or structure, often with the intent of re-creating or modifying it.

reverse engineer v.
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Applications include inspection of car bodies, tools for molds, construction and design tools, as well as reverse engineering of contact-sensitive or finely structured surfaces.
The advanced radar-evading US RQ-170 drone downed by the IRGC more than two years ago and its indigenized model developed by Iranian experts through reverse engineering were among the most important sections of the exhibition.
Reverse engineering is set to benefit all types of manufacturing as it increases quality of standards, as well as improving speed to market and reducing costs.
They cover constructing compounding ingredients and formulation, principal chemical and analytical methods used in reverse engineering, principal physical test methods, reverse engineering concepts, and case studies of reconstructing formulations.
Reverse engineering has been used to produce many mechanical parts, such as seals, o-rings, bolts and nuts, gaskets, and engine parts, and is widely used in many industries (Tut, 2010).
Key words: reverse engineering, scanner, cloud of points, scanning, CAD
The 29 papers collected here look at figuring out how a programmer made a particular bit of software do what it does, from perspectives of mining software repositories, program comprehension, dynamic analysis, software evolution, reverse engineering and security, architecture recovery, remodularization and re-engineering, and code clone detection.
Minneapolis, provided the Austin Group with laser scanning and consultative engineering services for both the reverse engineering and inspection of the part.
Today, reverse engineering is seen as the fastest way of translating the dimensions of a physical model or shape into the digital realm so that where manufacturing, machining, or repair plans can be written for it.
In Baltimore this past May, Chikofsky and Waters chaired the first research conference and workshop devoted solely to the reverse engineering of software.
The new interface also supports reverse engineering sheet metal designs and 3-point leap frogging.
Reverse engineering is often described as reconstructing a pig from sausage, and this difficult yet fascinating field is the subject of this introductory text by a professor of materials science and engineering aims to fill the gap and to redeem the subject form a dire reputation it had managed to develop.