Accession Number : AD0787544

Title :   A Computer Simulation Study of the General Purpose Multiplex System (GPMS) Applied to the Information Transfer Requirements of the A-7E Aircraft. Volume I. Methodology and Results.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 5 Nov 73-19 Sep 74,


Personal Author(s) : Kearney,John J.

Report Date : 16 OCT 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : The General Purpose Multiplex System (GPMS) and the avionics data transfer load of the A-7E aircraft were modeled and simulated on a digital computer. System behavior was examined by a series of six runs, which were conducted under normal and casualty conditions for various data loads and GPMS architectures. GPMS is a flexible general purpose multiplex system designed to transfer avionics information aboard Naval aircraft. The report is presented in two volumes. Volume I describes the methodology used to model the GPMS and the A-7E information transfer requirements for the simulation. The analysis of the simulation results and significance of those results are also presented in Volume I. Recommendations for future GPMS design based on the simulation results are given and areas requiring further study are indicated. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Time division multiplexing, *Data transmission systems, *Attack aircraft, Adaptive systems, Avionics, Multiplexing, Computerized simulation

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE