Accession Number : ADA308579

Title :   The Common Airborne Instrumentation System Program Overview.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,

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

Personal Author(s) : Jones, Sidney R., Jr

PDF Url : ADA308579

Report Date : 19 AUG 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The Common Airborne Instrumentation System (CAIS) is being developed by the DOD through a Tri- service Program Office. The goals of the program are two fold. The first is to develop an instrumentation system that will meet the needs of the Air Force, Army, and Navy into the next century. The system is designed to support a full breadth of applications from a few parameters to engineering and management and development programs. The second is to provide a system that is airframe as well as activity independent. To accomplish these goals, the CAIS consists of two segments. The airborne segment consists of a system controller with a suite of data acquisition units. the system is configured with only the units that are required. The ground segment consists of a variety of support equipment. The support equipment enables the user to generate formats, load/verify airborne units, perform system level diagnostics and more.

Descriptors :   *AIRBORNE, *GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, *INSTRUMENTATION, GROUND LEVEL, AIR FORCE, FORMATS, AIRFRAMES, DATA ACQUISITION, DIAGNOSIS(GENERAL), SYSTEMS ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE