Accession Number : ADA188955

Title :   An Evaluation of Perceptions of Form, Fit, Function (F3) Standardization on the Standard Inertial Navigation Unit (STD INU) Program.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Rosensteel, Thomas E

PDF Url : ADA188955

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : This study compared perceptions on F3 standardization by the Avionics Standardization Acquisition community and the User Avionics Standardization Acquisition community, focusing on the STD INU Program and the subset of the two acquisition communities which worked with the STD INU Program. A survey addressed perceptions on: the effect of F3 standardization on acquisition costs, logistics support costs, mission availability, the inertial industrial base, new technology insertion, reliability, and achieving Program Management Directive objectives; the costs and benefits of F3 standardization and whether or not the benefits outweighed the costs, etc. The most often mentioned benefits were reduced logistics support costs, increased force readiness, and reduced acquisition costs. The most often mentioned costs were constant configuration changes, increased integration costs, and numerous aircraft interface requirements. About half the survey participants recommended standardizing at a lower level, ie. modular standardization, for both the ring laser gyro and the next generation STD INU Programs. Keywords Avionics standardization, Government furnished equipment.

Descriptors :   *GYROSCOPES, *INERTIAL NAVIGATION, *RING LASERS, *STANDARDIZATION, ACQUISITION, AIRCRAFT, AVAILABILITY, AVIONICS, COMMUNITIES, COSTS, INDUSTRIES, INERTIAL SYSTEMS, INTERFACES, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, LOW LEVEL, MANAGEMENT, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, OPERATIONAL READINESS, REDUCTION, RELIABILITY, REQUIREMENTS, SURVEYS, THESES

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE