Accession Number : ADP003566

Title :   Elements for Successful Implementation of Computing Standards,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS FORT WORTH TX FORT WORTH DIV

Personal Author(s) : England,G. R.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The F-16 avionics implements what is likely the broadest application of standards of any USAF weapon system. Standards available in 1976 were applied which consisted of the MIL-STD-1553 Multiplex Data Bus, JOVIAL J3B which was the defacto software HOL and precursor to JOVIAL J73 dialect and the MIL-STD-483/490 software documentation standard. These standards were instrumental in making the F-16 a very successful program. The F-16 avionic system is now being greatly expanded to accommodate advanced sensors and weapons currently in USAF funded development. Once again the F-16 is at the forefront in implementing the latest USAF standards. A key feature of the enhanced avionics is the application of JOVIAL J73 (MIL-STD-1589B) for all subsystem, the MIL-STD-1553B Multiplex Data Bus, the MIL-STD-1750A Computer Instruction Set Architecture and the MIL-STD-1760 Stores Interrface. This paper describes the implementation of standards in both the current and the enhanced F-16 avionics. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Avionics, *Standards, *Computer applications, Fighter aircraft, Weapon systems, Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE