Accession Number : ADB141584

Title :   F/A-18C/D 701E Flight Control Computer/V10.1 Programmable Read Only Memory Software Technical Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 27 May-9 Sep 88,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR TEST CENTER PATUXENT RIVER MD

Personal Author(s) : Dudash, R. ; Wilcutt, T. ; Kaplan, B. ; Trost, C. ; Knoblauch, L.

Report Date : 20 FEB 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 117

Abstract : Testing of production 701E Flight Control Computer (FCC)/V10.1 Programmable Read Only Memory (PROM) software for Lot XI and above F/A-18C/D aircraft was conducted to verify that modifications required by Engineering Change Proposals (ECP's) 203 and 249 were correctly implemented, general flying qualities and maintenance functions of the 701E FCC/V10.1 PROM remained functionally equivalent to the 701B FCC/V8.3.3 PROM and preproduction 701E FCC/V10.1 PROM, and certify the 701E FCC/V10.1 PROM for carrier operations. Testing conducted from 27 May through 9 September 1988 included laboratory, ground, carrier suitability and flying qualities verification and validation of the 701E FCC/V10.1 PROM. Within the scope of these tests, system performance, maintenance functions, and general flying qualities were functionally equivalent to the 701B FCC/V8.3.3 PROM, and changes required by ECP's 203 and 249 were implemented correctly. The 701E FCC/V10.1 PROM are ready for integration testing and Operational Test and Evaluation (OPEVAL). It is recommended that the 701E FCC/V10.1 PROM be released for Lot XI integration testing by Naval Weapons System and OPEVAL by Operational Test and Evaluation Force. Flight control computer, Digital flight control system, Engineering change proposal 203, Engineering change proposal 249, 701E FCC, V10.1 PROM, Software verification and validation, Computer systems. (JG)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, *TEST AND EVALUATION, COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION, COMPUTERS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ENGINEERING, FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS, FUNCTIONS, INTEGRATION, MAINTENANCE, NAVAL EQUIPMENT, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, VALIDATION, WEAPON SYSTEMS, WEAPONS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE