Accession Number : ADP003572

Title :   Westinghouse Uses U.S. Air Force-Developed Standards,

Corporate Author : WESTINGHOUSE DEFENSE AND ELECTRONICS CENTER BALTIMORE MD

Personal Author(s) : Shyman,C. S.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Westinghouse has applied digital standards advantageously for the U.S. Air Force on its latest weapon systems. At present Westinghouse is applying Mil-Std-1750A (ISA), Mil-Std-1589B (Jovial 73 HOL), and Mil-Std-1553B (multiplex busing) to three major programs: B-1B Offensive Radar System, Improved AN/APG-66 Radar for the F-16, and AFTI F-16 Electro-Optical Sensor/Tracker. Westinghouse has gone one step further than the digital standards. With U.S. Air Force encouragement Westinghouse has a program for maximum radar commonality among the B-1B ORS, F-16C, and the U.S. Army Sgt. York DIVAD Gun System. This paper will cover Westinghouse's approach toward managing the application of the military standards across multiple programs with different prime contractors and services. Additionally, the method by which configuration control of standard mdoule hardware (i.e., rational standardization) maintained at Westinghouse will be discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Avionics, *Standards, *Computer applications, *Radar, Military requirements, Air Force, Weapon systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE