Accession Number : ADP003529

Title :   Consideration of MIL-STD-1760, Aircraft/Store Electrical Interface Standard on Stores Management System Architectures,


Personal Author(s) : Sill,J. E.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Stores Management Systems (SMS) have usually been developed to satisfy point design needs of a particular store suite on particular military aircraft. Typically during aircraft service life the carriage of additional store types, either newly developed or existing, becomes desirable. This frequently requires major surgery to make the aircraft compatible. MIL-STD-1760 is under development to ease that problem at the aircraft/store connection point. Several implications exist for the Stores Management System (which controls that connection point on the aircraft side) if the interoperability objectives of MIL-STD-1760 are to be fully exploited. The analysis presented takes a four step approach to defining an advanced SMS that can provide the interoperability and flexibility desired. First a top-down look into how an SMS fits into an advanced avionics system is presented. The second step is a bottoms-up look into what a multiplicity standard store interfaces imply for the SMS. Third is an analysis of other SMS requirements which must be considered. Finally, an SMS system is projected which can fulfill many of the derived requirements. The flexibility area can be achieved but they require an intergrated analysis which must address mechanical, electrical, and functional compatibility issues for both stores and aircraft. This paper addresses an important part of that analysis, the Stores Management System. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Management planning and control, *Avionics, *Standards, *External stores, *Military aircraft, Interfaces, Architecture, Requirements

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE