Accession Number : ADA300966

Title :   Integrated New Test Aircraft Capability (INTAC).

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIV PATUXENT RIVER MD

Personal Author(s) : Carico, Dean

PDF Url : ADA300966

Report Date : 11 AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The current and projected emphasis on declining budgets, reduced staffs, and tightened schedules, while trying to maintain or improve productivity, dictates a new approach to T&E that takes advantage of the ongoing technology explosion. Automation and standardization, combined with analysis and high technology simulation options, permit a new look at traditional Developmental Testing (DT). This proposed concept, called Integrated New Test Aircraft Capability (INTAC), involves using a high-fidelity, physical model based, generic structure simulation to certify the aircraft in a virtual environment, and using the aircraft to certify the simulation model. INTAC includes supporting, enhancing, augmenting, and ultimately automating traditional T&E and making this capability available at the pilot/engineer work area. INTAC promises to reinvent T&E by allowing test team members to do testing better, faster, cheaper, and safer. A high fidelity virtual air vehicle life cycle simulation capability, like INTAC, also gives the program manager better information on how to optimize the application of scarce future test dollars.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TESTING, *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, *FLIGHT SIMULATION, TEST AND EVALUATION, SIMULATION, AIRCRAFT, MODELS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, PILOTS, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), EXPLOSIONS, ENGINEERS, PRODUCTIVITY, BUDGETS.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE