Accession Number : ADA320041

Title :   Volume III. Systems Phase, Chapter 1: Introduction to Systems Testing.

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE TEST PILOT SCHOOL EDWARDS AFB CA

PDF Url : ADA320041

Report Date : SEP 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The Systems Phase of the USAFTPS curriculum is an introduction to fundamental theory and applications used to design, build, and evaluate current aircraft systems. During this phase you will be exposed to the basic theory of aircraft systems, a wide variety of aircraft and their systems, and to flight test techniques used in systems evaluation. The purpose of systems testing is to develop operationally suitable combat or support aircraft through the use of effective on-board aircraft systems. Systems testing covers a large and complex field. These tests include weapons, fire control, electronic countermeasures (ECM), communications, navigation, egress, environmental control, flight controls, engine, instruments and crew station analysis, plus support and test equipment for these systems. Systems testing includes not only evaluation of individual aircraft systems, but the integration of these systems with each other and into the basic airframe to provide an operationally capable machine. In short, nearly anything not included in performance and flying qualities can be considered systems test.

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE RESEARCH, *SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, TEST AND EVALUATION, WEAPONS, CONTROL, STATIONS, ENVIRONMENTS, AIRCRAFT, THEORY, TEST METHODS, TEST EQUIPMENT, NAVIGATION, CREWS, AIRFRAMES, ELECTRONIC COUNTERMEASURES, FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE