Accession Number : ADP003562

Title :   Achieving the Benefits of Modular Avionics Design,

Corporate Author : BOEING MILITARY AIRPLANE CO SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s) : Behnen,S. W. ; Lightfoot,F. M. ; Metz,P. R.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : New system development programs are adopting the principles of modular design to reduce the number of unique parts, increase capability, improve fault tolerance, lower costs, and encourage transition to new technologies. Programs such as Integrated Communication, Navigation, Identification Avionics are proving the value of this approach. Even greater benefits will be obtained from modular design, however, when the use of common modules spreads across, and into, dissimilar subsystems. The creation and adoption of new military standards, which will complement existing standards, are needed to encourage widespread use of compatible modular avionics. Examples are given, as well as suggestions as to the most efficient way of circumventing inherent industry reluctance to adopt national standards. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Systems engineering, *Modules(Electronics), *Avionics, Military requirements, Standards, Compatibility, Computer architecture

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE