Accession Number : ADP005969

Title :   A Look Toward the Future of Complex Avionics Systems Development Using the USAF Test Pilot School's Avionics Systems Test Training Aircraft,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE TEST PILOT SCHOOL EDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s) : Broome, William H., Jr. ; Parrag, Mike

Report Date : DEC 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Two important issues exist in addressing the solutions to future avionics systems development problems: avionics systems training for both designers and testers, and the avionics systems development process itself. The airborne avionics training and integration laboratory, such as the USAF Test Pilot School's Avionics Systems Test Training Aircraft (ASTTA), may be a potential remedy for some of the underlying problems of avionics systems development. ASTTA is a special configuration of the NC-131H Total In-flight Simulator (TIFS), and was developed to fill a significant gap in the education and experience of the avionics systems test community. It provides a cost-effective means of quickly exposing both designers and testers to the key issues of systems development and in-flight testing, especially the operator to systems interface human factors issues. Its benign flight environment is conductive to both initial and advanced training in flight test techniques. NATO Furnished. (RH)

Descriptors :   *AVIONICS, *FLIGHT SIMULATORS, *TRAINING, AIRBORNE, CONFIGURATIONS, ENVIRONMENTS, FLIGHT, FLIGHT TESTING, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, INFLIGHT, INTEGRATION, INTERFACES, LABORATORIES, NATO, STABILITY, TEST AND EVALUATION, TEST EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE