Accession Number : ADA296631

Title :   Dual Usage in Military and Commercial Technology in Guidance and Control (Technologies duales militaires et civiles de guidage/pilotage).

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

PDF Url : ADA296631

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 182

Abstract : In the past decade, the development of components, techniques, and tools in the commercial world has had a significant impact upon the aerospace community. Such things as the personal computer, highly sophisticated operating environments, commercial computer chip developments, optical disks and fiber optics are examples. Alternatively, in cases where developmental costs are high for a limited production base, or in which commercial spin-offs are not immediately evident, the military has developed technologies which have had, or will have, a significant impact on the commercial sector. Examples are GPS, Fly-by-wire flight control systems, integrated avionics, and automatic landing systems. Major reductions in military procurements within NATO countries has led to concern over the long-term viability of the military industrial base. Dual-use technologies provide new markets for the military industrial base. Future military options are retained by the commercial market development of products which address important military needs. Commercial volumes are often higher for these products resulting in enhanced affordability for the military. Guidance and control is a natural dual-use technology because of the rich applications to commercial as well as military aircraft in areas such as navigation, control systems, flight management, automated vehicle operations and space C, N, and C. This Symposium will focus on commercial and military system producers throughout NATO countries who can create cooperative international products and markets. In a new spirit of international cooperation, technologists from former Warsaw Pact countries have been invited to participate.

Descriptors :   *NAVIGATION, *GUIDANCE, AVIONICS, FIBER OPTICS, NATO, VOLUME, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, SYMPOSIA, CONTROL SYSTEMS, INDUSTRIES, COMMERCE, MARKET RESEARCH, AUTOMATION, DETECTORS, MARKETING, MANAGEMENT, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, PRODUCTION, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, COMPUTERS, CHIPS(ELECTRONICS), LONG RANGE(TIME), COSTS, AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, FLIGHT, AIR TO SURFACE, GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, VIABILITY, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, PROCUREMENT, LANDING AIDS, INTERNATIONAL, WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES, VEHICLES, DISKS, MICROCOMPUTERS, OPTICAL STORAGE, DUAL MODE, AUTOMATIC PILOTS, MULTISENSORS, MULTIPURPOSE, COOPERATION, FLY BY WIRE CONTROL.

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE