Accession Number : ADP005963

Title :   The Electromagnetic Threat to Future Avionic Systems,

Corporate Author : AERITALIA S P A TURIN (ITALY) GRUPPO SISTEMI AVIONICI ED EQUIPAGGIAMENTI

Personal Author(s) : Audone, Bruno

Report Date : DEC 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The electromagnetic threat to future aircraft is studied and evaluated on the basis of the evolution of the avionic systems. The high level of integration of these systems combined with the increased number of electromagnetic sources which may interfere with the performances of the overall weapon system create the need of reexamining the usual design and testing approach in order to reach an adequate level of aircraft hardening. It is essential to design and test at system level rather than equipment level: this aim, obviously, is difficult to achieve mainly because of the lack of a well established methodology. The system design guidelines are discussed highlighting areas where basic research studies shall still be undertaken; similarly the system testing approach is discussed and a method of wide generality is described in detail. The Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) tests commonly devised for a system based upon the 'black box' concept shall be formulated in a more general manner. The overall system hardening tests which are now carried out mainly on a qualitative basis shall be specified and performed on a quantitative one. NATO Furnished. (RH)

Descriptors :   *AVIONICS, *ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, *SYSTEMS APPROACH, AIRCRAFT, ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, HARDENING, INSTRUCTIONS, INTEGRATION, NATO, TEST AND EVALUATION, THREATS, WEAPON SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Solid State Physics
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE