Accession Number : ADP005944

Title :   Technology Development Program for Twenty-First Century Aerospace Vehicles,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAMPTON VA LANGLEY RESEARCH CEN TER

Personal Author(s) : Suit, William T. ; Price, Douglas B.

Report Date : DEC 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : In 1985, a presidential directive initiated the National Space Transportation and Support Study which instructed NASA and the DOD to look at the national needs for large system architecture, avionics, and mission requirements to support the design of space transportation systems through the year 2010. The purpose of the joint NASA-DOD program resulting from the directive was to conduct studies to determine the technology development required for the design of the next generation of space transportation systems. These objectives are discussed in greater detail in reference 1. Much of the proposed research is mission motivated, and vehicle operations will be the focal point for this research. In this paper, we will primarily discuss NASA's input to the avionics technology development plan. NATO Furnished. (rh)

Descriptors :   *AEROSPACE CRAFT, *AVIONICS, *VEHICLES, ARCHITECTURE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MISSIONS, NATO, PLANNING, SPACE TRANSPORTATION.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE