Accession Number : ADA327977

Title :   Analysis of the EOSS+ Module for the Consolidated Automated Support System (CASS).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 94-Mar 97,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Levine, Daniel B. ; Hopper, George S. ; Retterer, Bernard L. ; Savage, Howard S.

PDF Url : ADA327977

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : This report documents research by the Institute for Defense Analyses on the cost and capabilities of the Electro Optic Subsystem (EOSS+), the electro-optical module that the Northrop Grumman company is developing for the Navy's Consolidated Automated Support System (CASS). The research, which was completed in the spring of 1996, was sponsored by the Director, Weapon Support Improvement Group, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Economic Security) and conducted for the CASS Program Office, PMA-260 in the Naval Air Systems Command. We found that because of improvements in design, the EOSS+ is superior to the older EOSS in both total system cost and test capability. The EOSS+, moreover, will be able to test almost all electro-optical systems of recent Navy and Marine Corps aircraft and Army weapons. Based on these favorable findings, we recommended that the Navy continue developing the EOSS+, but test new design features (particularly, the newly developed software and methods for testing arrays) before production. The program office should also consider making Pre-Planned Product Improvements to enable the EOSS+ to test the newer CO2 and 1.54 micrometers lasers.

Descriptors :   *AUTOMATION, *ELECTROOPTICS, AVIONICS, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, TEST EQUIPMENT, ARMY EQUIPMENT, NAVAL AIRCRAFT, MODULES(ELECTRONICS), MARINE CORPS AIRCRAFT, CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE