Accession Number : ADA300968

Title :   Crewstation Technology Transition Evaluation Tools.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,

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

Personal Author(s) : Zielinski, Richard ; Kahle, Walter ; Parkinson, Robert

PDF Url : ADA300968

Report Date : 19 OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : This paper discusses the development of a core set of technology demonstration tools to enhance and shorten the process of transitioning technology to products. The process is explained, along with associated issues and current capability, focusing on the shortfalls of the transition process. It then describes the core set of tools, a demonstration architecture,that span all of the stages of technology insertion with emphasis on the advanced stages of the technology transition process: fixed simulation sites, mobile demonstration and flight demonstration. Central to the paper is the description of the tool set of demonstration architecture to be hosted in a mobile demonstration (MDS), manned flight simulators, and a combat system test bed (CSTB) aircraft. A baseline hardware set intended for "quick-on/quick-off' aircraft demonstration consists of a high-throughput processor interface unit, a "state-of-the-art" color flat panel display compatible with current aircraft cockpits, and a 1553 "cockpit bus" connecting the processor, display and technology in demonstration as appropriate. The case is made for the ability of this quick-on/quick-off core set of tools to minimize the need for dedicated technology demonstration aircraft in the RDT&E inventory.

Descriptors :   *TOOLS, *CREWS, *AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, SIMULATION, TEST BEDS, AIRCRAFT, CORES, COCKPITS, DEMONSTRATIONS, SITES, BASE LINES, FLIGHT, MOBILE, TRANSITIONS, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, ARCHITECTURE, MANNED, PAPER.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE