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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The Iranian version of the RQ-170 drone was manufactured through reverse engineering of the US drone, which was tracked and hunted down in Iran late in 2011, and has been equipped by the IRGC with bombing capability.
By offering a combination of solid, surface and direct modelling, together with reverse engineering, PowerSHAPE Pro provides the most comprehensive range of design techniques available in a single CAD program.
Keywords: Forward engineering, reverse engineering, function point, line of code, complexity
The reverse engineering companies do not always guarantee the performance in operation, and cannot supply the engineering back-up and expertise of the OEM.
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, surface creation, CAD, CAM
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.
Regardless, reverse engineering or 3-D imaging, is a legitimate process that allows a company to benchmark its competitor's designs, convert legacy parts to digital formats, and capture hand-sculpted shapes for use within a CAD model.
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.
If contractual prohibitions on reverse engineering are allowed, then a software designer can, in essence, prohibit someone by contract from copying his or her ideas.