Accession Number : ADP005945

Title :   Systems for the 21st Century,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA

Personal Author(s) : Desipio, Richard G.

Report Date : DEC 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : To a large degree the effectiveness and affordability of systems for the 21st Century will depend on the quality of 'visioneering' which is applied today. Established ways and means of system definition development and demonstration are rapidly giving way to a new set of criteria based upon system modularity, network interconnectivity and total system simulation. Avionics system engineering has become a sub-set of a total composite composed of avionics, platform and external interoperational environment. It is these three components which must be ordered as a total system. In order to cope with what is on the technical horizon we must accommodate the transition from today's Black Box avionics to a future 21 Century modular partitioned architecture. An Avionic System Index will be proposed which allows for the definition of each function of the avionic system. Also the results of two demonstrations conducted by the NAVAIRDEVCEN relative to the exploitation of on-borad avionics built-in-test and diagnostics will be presented. Nato Furnished. (rh)

Descriptors :   *AVIONICS, *ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, DEMONSTRATIONS, HORIZON, INDEXES, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, NATO, SIMULATION.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE