Accession Number : ADA114427

Title :   Multifunction Multiband Airborne Radio Architecture Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 78-Jan 80,

Corporate Author : TRW DEFENSE AND SPACE SYSTEMS GROUP REDONDO BEACH CA

Personal Author(s) : Ma,L N ; Ogi,S K ; Huang,M Y ; Bodnar,L L ; Martin,P

PDF Url : ADA114427

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 379

Abstract : The demands of modern military avionic communication, radio navigation, and cooperative identification (CNI) equipment has been greatly expanded as the result of the need for antijam (AJ), low probability of intercept (LPI), higher navigation accuracy, and increased volume of information transfer. These demands are verified in programs such as GPS, JTIDS, SEEK TALK, SINCGARS and AFSAT I and II. The cost of this additional capability has severely hampered the ability of the Government to procure new CNI systems and equipment with desired performance capabilities. The problem is further compounded by the lack of available space in the tactical aircraft, the transition of new equipment into the inventory, and the retention of many current systems. The multifunction multiband airborne radio system (MFBARS) program is formulated to explore the feasibility of producing a modern CNI system at an affordable life cycle cost (LCC) and within real estate requirements. A cost effective system approach was developed that revolved around high technology RF-LSI analog components that are in the development stage, high speed digital pre-processor elements and a programmable signal processor all under control of a host processor configuration. This design trades the ultimate gain in volume, weight and life cycle cost against a reasonable risk for the mid 1980's development. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Radio equipment, *Radio navigation, *Identification systems, Tactical aircraft, Integrated systems, Signal processing, Military applications, Systems approach, Life cycle costs, Interception, Processing equipment, Computer programming, Configurations, Low rate, Information transfer, Probability, Inventory, Navigation, Requirements, Transitions, Avionics, Accuracy

Subject Categories : Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE