Accession Number : ADP005972

Title :   Coherent Functional Development: Key to Successful Future System Integration,

Corporate Author : ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL LOS ANGELES CA NORTH AMERICAN AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : House, Bruce L.

Report Date : DEC 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : An advanced, computer based engineering design methodology and tool set, which enables and enhances complex system, subsystem and component design, analysis, integration and verification/validation testing - in an operational context - is described here. The burgeoning threat to the security of NATO alliance countries, dramatic escalation of costs and protracted schedules associated with weapons system acquisition, from concept development to first flight, dictates the introduction of drastic improvements in the way the technical community approaches the design and development process. Similar improvement must be made in techniques utilized by the procuring agencies. Improved methods for assessing the technical merit of proposed problem solutions as well as subsequent verification of compliance with procurement design specifications must also be established. NATO Furnished. (rh)

Descriptors :   *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, *PROBLEM SOLVING, *WEAPON SYSTEMS, ACQUISITION, COHERENCE, COMMUNITIES, FLIGHT, NATO, POLITICAL ALLIANCES, PROCUREMENT, SPECIFICATIONS, TEST AND EVALUATION, TOOLS, VALIDATION.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE