Accession Number : ADA310296

Title :   Accelerating the Use of Commercial Integrated Circuits in Military Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Brown, Herbert R. ; Cohen, Brian S. ; Edmondson, Hal ; Marks, Michael B. ; Will, Craig A.

PDF Url : ADA310296

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : This paper reports on the institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) efforts in support of Phase-1 of a multi-phased project to determine the extent to which commercial integrated circuits (ICs) can be successfully used in military applications. Objectives of the Phase-1 study were to assess impediments to, and strategies for, accelerating the use of commercial ICs in military systems. IDA's participation was sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Economic Security), Industrial Capabilities and Assessments Directorate. The multi-phased project plan was prepared by the Multi-Use Manufacturing Work Panel of the industry Task Force for Affordability. The industry Task Force's Executive Group(1) was designated as an industry interface to the Defense Manufacturing Council. The National Center for Advanced Technologies (NCAT) provided secretariat functions for the industry Task Force. This paper summarizes the results of IDA analysis and provides an overview of the Phase-1 study results including the NCAT industry summary report.

Descriptors :   *INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, INDUSTRIES, COMMERCE, MANUFACTURING, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, ECONOMICS, TASK FORCES, INTERFACES, PANELS, SECURITY, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT, MULTIPLE OPERATION.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE