Accession Number : ADA303313

Title :   Effects of Digital Avionics Systems on the Survivability of Modern Tactical Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Duym, Wade D.

PDF Url : ADA303313

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : Many modern tactical aircraft incorporate digital avionics systems with federated, centralized or distributed avionics architectures that share data via interconnecting data buses. The design of a digital avionics architecture has an impact on the combat survivability of the aircraft. Survivability in combat is defined as 'the capability of the aircraft to avoid and/or withstand a man-made hostile environment.' Survivability is made up of two elements; (1) susceptibility, the inability of the aircraft to avoid being damaged by the various elements of the man-made hostile environment, and (2) vulnerability, the ability bf the aircraft to withstand the damage caused by the hostile environment. Thus, a tactical aircraft should be designed to avoid being hit and to survive if hit. This thesis explores the survivability advantages and disadvantages inherent in the design of digital avionics system architectures. (MM)

Descriptors :   *AVIONICS, *AIRCRAFT SIGNATURES, *ELECTRONIC COUNTERMEASURES, *TACTICAL AIRCRAFT, DATA BASES, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, SURVIVABILITY, COCKPITS, MICROPROCESSORS, VULNERABILITY, THESES, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, TERMINAL BALLISTICS, THREAT EVALUATION, WARNING SYSTEMS, ACOUSTIC JAMMING.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Countermeasures

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE