Accession Number : ADP003583

Title :   LANTIRN (Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared System for Night) - Tommorrow's Software Development Today,


Personal Author(s) : Hawks,K. B.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared System for Night program is a complex system consisting of a wide field-of-view, holographic Heads-Up Display; a navigation pod featuring a wide field-of-view forward looking infrared (FLIR) and terrain following radar subsystems; and a targeting pod whose initial capability will provide a narrow field-of-view FLIR, a laser designator/ranger, and missile boresight correlation. The airborne computer resources consists of 22 computers and 32 computer prorams. LANTIRN is the first truly distributed processing system with autonomous processors developed for aircraft. Additionally, LANTIRN was the first program with JOVIAL J-73, MIL-STD-1750A architecture, and MIL-STD-1553 busses directed upon it. The LANTIRN software development has successfully demonstrated the practicality of language and architecture standardization. Savings in schedule and resources directly resulted from the transportability of code. While there were (and still are) challenges to standardization, LANTIRN has proven its effectiveness on large, complex, state-of-the-art systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer programs, *Airborne, Head up displays, Forward looking infrared systems, Weapon systems, Terrain following, Microcomputers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE