Accession Number : ADA138151

Title :   A Study of Optimal Computer Network Architecture for Digital Avionics Systems.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Krilic,M F

PDF Url : ADA138151

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 221

Abstract : In this paper, current theoretical considerations in available literature have been used to sort out the essential figures of merit of computer network architectures for digital avionic systems. Fourteen different approaches to the same problem of data multiplexing in avionics systems are analyzed according to the key issues. Conclusions drawn are used to define the optimal computer network architecture for digital avionics. The Self-Managing Multiplex System (SMS) is conceptually designed with respect to the optimal characteristics, along with the discussions of some trade-offs that had to be made. The burst errors self-correcting feature of the broadcast-acknowledgements in the SMS concept seems to deserve some sort of testing in practice. It is recommended that a detailed simulation study should be performed later and a hot bench built up using the latest technologies that exist. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Avionics, *Multiplexing, *Computer communications, *Data transmission systems, Digital systems, Test methods, Jet fighters, Jet bombers, Computer architecture, Simulation, Computers, Networks, Sorting, Theses

Subject Categories : Bombers
      Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE