Accession Number : ADP003568

Title :   PAVE PILLAR: A Maturation Process for an Advanced Avionics Architecture,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Morgan,D. R. ; Bellem,R. D.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Recent speed and density advancements in microelectronics will now permit the development of powerful and affordable avionic architectural elements - viz. processing, memories and wide band data buses. An advanced architecture making use of these elements and coupled with highly flexible software, will enhance the capability to fully exploit information integration and automation processes. An abundance of real-time data is available for integration from diverse subsystems aboard advanced military aircraft. Dramatic improvements in avionic system availability, crew workload reduction, weapon system survivability and supportability are possible using this approach. The introduction of these system integration technologies into the force structure is needed at the earliest opportunity to meet expanding mission requirements. However, care must be exercised to ensure that concepts and standards have been matured through validation testing to avoid potentially costly mistakes. The Air Force has establishd the PAVE PILLAR Program to provide the need maturation of advanced avionic system architectural approaches, system elements and potential system standards during advanced development. This Program also initiates the concept of establishing system integration technology as a separate discipline within the Laboratory framework. This paper describes the PAVE PILLAR Program being pursued within the Avionics Laboratory of the Wright Aeronautical Laboratories. Enhancements to operational force effectiveness resulting from system integration will be described, along with advanced system technology elements and potential standards which will be developed and demonstrated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer architecture, *Avionics, Microelectronics, Air Force, Operational effectiveness, Integrated systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE