Accession Number : ADA323940

Title :   Airborne Instrumentation System (AIS) for Electronic Combat Test and Evaluation: Concept and Validation

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Thayer, Bradley D.

PDF Url : ADA323940

Report Date : NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Test and evaluation of aircraft electronic combat (EC) systems has been hampered by numerous data collection and analysis problems. To improve this situation, a multi-Service, multi-platform, multi-system instrumentation package that is non-invasive, flexible and easy to use, and can provide quick-look results is needed. Beginning in FY94, OSD/DOT&E funded, through OTEIP/REP, the design, construction, and testing of the Airborne Instrumentation System (AIS). AIS consists of two aircraft instrumentation packages, one for external and one for internal use (TIP and ADAS), a flightline computer for data upload/download and reconfiguration, and data reduction and analysis software (CAPS and MARS). Together with test range threat emitter instrumentation (to provide on/off times and track errors), these components form a complete system for T&E of EC systems. AIS has recently undergone flight testing and validation; it was used by IDA and OPTEVFOR for the evaluation of the AN/ALR-67E (V)2 RWR during FY96 and the GPS/INS subsystem was validated at Eglin AFB by the 96th CCSG/SCW, also during FY96. The design concept, validation results, and potential test applications of AIS are described in this paper.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRONIC WARFARE, *INSTRUMENTATION, *FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS, TEST AND EVALUATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, FLIGHT TESTING, QUICK REACTION, AIRCRAFT, VALIDATION, AIRBORNE, INTERNAL, ERRORS, DATA REDUCTION, DATA ACQUISITION.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Countermeasures

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE