Accession Number : ADP005960

Title :   Operation and Performance of an Integrated Helicopter Communication System,

Corporate Author : HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO FULLERTON CA

Personal Author(s) : Fried, Walter R.

Report Date : DEC 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The unique operational and performance requirements of the Communication System for modern tactical Army helicopters are described. An integrated system architecture is described which satisfies these requirements and incorporates very high levels of automation thereby reducing pilot workload. The automation concepts include the use of a preloaded communication data base and a centralized communication processor containing advanced control, reconfiguration and message formatting software. Link analysis and simulation results are presented which show the performance capabilities of the system with respect to the projected mission requirements. NATO Furnished. (RH)

Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, *HELICOPTERS, *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, ARCHITECTURE, ARMY, ARMY AIRCRAFT, AUTOMATION, CENTRALIZED, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CONTROL, DATA BASES, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MISSIONS, NATO, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), PILOTS, REQUIREMENTS, SIMULATION, TACTICAL WARFARE, WORKLOAD.

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE