Accession Number : ADP005958

Title :   Managing Advanced Avionic System Design,

Corporate Author : NORTHROP CORP HAWTHORNE CA

Personal Author(s) : Simons, Philip H.

Report Date : DEC 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The application of new technologies such as VHSIC, and new system concepts such as artificial intelligence, distributed operating systems, common hardware components, and reusable software modules/libraries has changed the manner in which avionics suites are designed, developed, and verified. The requirements for developing these systems are specified in U.S. military standards and can be segregated into requirements for the overall system, configuration items, interfaces, and the design process management. Northrop has developed a design process and methodology capable of meeting these system development requirements which involves time phased analyses, requirements analysis and decomposition, functional decomposition, and system synthesis and interface definition. This process, developed through past advanced avionic system design efforts, is now being automated through the development of a set of tools to manage all phases of advanced avionic system design, the Avionic System Engineering Tool (ASET). NATO Furnished. (rh)

Descriptors :   *AVIONICS, *INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CONFIGURATIONS, DECOMPOSITION, LIBRARIES, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, NATO, PHASE, REQUIREMENTS, REUSABLE EQUIPMENT, STANDARDS, SYNTHESIS, TIME SERIES ANALYSIS, TOOLS.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE