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