Accession Number : ADP005949

Title :   A Structured Approach to Weapon System Design,

Corporate Author : BRITISH AEROSPACE PLC WARTON (UNITED KINGDOM) MILITARY AIRCRAFT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Malley, H. M. ; Jewell, N. T. ; Smith, R. A.

Report Date : DEC 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The design requirements for future airborne weapon systems show an increasing drive towards improving their overall performance and flexibility whilst at the same time reducing the total weight and the resulting cost. These requirements generate the need for much closer integration of the subsystems which make up the total weapon system. This approach to total systems integration, forces the weapon system designer to look for improved design techniques which are capable of coping with the complexity and high interdependence of the various functions involved. This paper describes a structured approach to the design of highly integrated weapon systems of the future. The approach was used in the successful design and development of the avionics system for the UK Experimental Aircraft Programme (EAP) demonstrator aircraft. Brief descriptions are given of the EAP systems, the main system design tools used, the activities carried out during the systems design process and the management and control procedures adopted. NATO Furnished. (rh)

Descriptors :   *AVIONICS, *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, *WEAPON SYSTEMS, AIRBORNE, AIRCRAFT, CONTROL, COSTS, DEMONSTRATIONS, INTEGRATION, NATO, TOOLS.

Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE