Accession Number : ADP003582

Title :   Standard Avionics Software: The Future Strategy for Cost-Effective Avionics,


Personal Author(s) : Straub,E. C.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : This paper reports an ARINC Research Corporation's work in developing and evaluating software acquisition alternatives for the USAF's Multi-Mode Radar program (since renamed the Multi-Role Radar (MRR) Program). Although the paper reflects work reflects work accomplished for that program, the approach taken could be used for any software-intensive avionics program where several aicraft are involved and for which most of the software and hardware might be common. The work was sponsored by Air Force Systems Command(s Deputy for Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare, Aeronautical Systems Division (ASD/RW). The paper assesses the applicability of current radar technology and production programs to an MRR; discusses guidance provided by existing and proposed policies, Directives and Standards; examines the operational, cost, schedule, risk, supportability, and management aspects of three software development alternatives and addresses the use of the ASD/ACCX software cost estimating model to analyze software development costs. Software acquisition alternative results are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer programs, *Acquisition, *Avionics, *Radar, Cost effectiveness, Strategy, Fighter aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE