Accession Number : ADP005964

Title :   The Integration, Characterisation and Trialling of a Modern Complex Airborne Radar,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

Personal Author(s) : Hogben, Roger R. ; Morphet, Frank N.

Report Date : DEC 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The inception of a radar system is usually marked by the building of a complete prototype or pre-production equipment. Systems engineers then have to prepare for and implement a work programme to integrate and characterise the equipment at the works as comprehensively as possible before installation for flight evaluation in a suitable trials aircraft. This paper sets out to examine the process of commissioning, testing and trialling of a complex airborne radar and attempts to show how vital an informed and methodical approach is to achieve success. Indeed neglect or parsimonious treatment of these activities can lead not to savings but to chaos or at best, prolonged iteration with substantial overspeeding and lengthening delays. Nato Furnished. (RH)

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TESTING, *RADAR, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, AIRBORNE, ENGINEERS, NATO, PRODUCTION, TEST AND EVALUATION.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE