Accession Number : ADP005973

Title :   A 'Quasi-Conventional' Approach to Future System Design and Management,

Corporate Author : MESSERSCHMITT-BOELKOW-BLOHM G M B H MUNICH (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s) : Bross, Paul A.

Report Date : DEC 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : With the advent of the Bus System and the possibility for using multi-bus structures, also using distributed processing and an overall modular approach to partitioning Hardware and Software, we are now in the position to structure future Avionic Systems differently than in the past. A straightforward simple decomposition of the System into 'Black Boxes', which perform only one function, will belong to the past. My paper will deal with our approach to structuring modern integrated, multifunctional Avionic Systems and its Subsystems, making use of the new technologies emerging for system hardware and also using the new methods appearing for system design and management, however not to the vastest extent possible in terms of technologies where the advent of VHSIC and system structures decomposing down to modules would of course impose different architectures altogether. NATO Furnished. (rh)

Descriptors :   *AVIONICS, *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, *MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, DECOMPOSITION, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, FUNCTIONS, NATO, POSITION(LOCATION), STRUCTURES.

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE