Accession Number : ADA318709

Title :   FY97 Avionics Technology Area Plan.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 96-30 Sep 97.

Corporate Author : WRIGHT LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

PDF Url : ADA318709

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : On 15 February 1996, HQ USAF approved the merger of Wright Laboratory's (WL's) Solid State Electronics and Avionics Directorates. This 're-engineering' of the organizational structure for avionics technology development was pursued as one of three critical elements in the overall strategy for achievement of the Air Force vision for 21st Century Avionics. Figure I outlines the primary division elements of the new organization. The Radio Frequency and Electro-Optical Technology Divisions develop targeting sensor, electronic warfare, and communication subsystems. The focus of the Combat Information Division is information fusion, the full scope of which is defined by the JDL/Reliance fusion model to include situation/threat determination and execution of an integrated offensive/defensive response. The System Concepts and Simulation Technology D(vision provides the open system-level architectures (hardware and software) and virtual prototyping for implementation of the full functionality of the avionics suite. The Electronic Devices Division supports efforts of the other Divisions by developing critical, enabling devices not available through commercial sources. The Mission Applications Division serves as the Directorate's primary interface to warfighter and acquisition customer communities and conducts advanced technology demonstrations as the last step to technology transition. Finally, the Technology Management Division provides centralized investment strategy and resource allocation planning in support of the entire Directorate.

Descriptors :   *AVIONICS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, FUNCTIONS, SIMULATION, SOURCES, ELECTRONIC WARFARE, AIR FORCE, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, COMMERCE, ORGANIZATIONS, DETECTORS, STRATEGY, ACQUISITION, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, INVESTMENTS, MANAGEMENT, COMMUNITIES, THREATS, DEMONSTRATIONS, INTERFACES, LAYERS, RESPONSE, PLANNING, ALLOCATIONS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, TARGETING, TRANSITIONS, DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, VISION, CENTRALIZED, ARCHITECTURE, RADIOFREQUENCY, DETERMINATION, SOLID STATE ELECTRONICS.

Subject Categories : Aircraft

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