[1992] Proceedings IEEE/AIAA 11th Digital Avionics Systems Conference

5-8 Oct. 1992

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  • Proceedings of 1992 IEEE/AIAA 11th Digital Avionics Systems Conference

    Publication Year: 1992
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  • Data link considerations for GPS based airport surface traffic management systems

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):97 - 101
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    The author discusses the communications capability for airport surface traffic management systems, and, more specifically, the communications capability for those systems that derive at least a portion of their position and velocity information by processing transmissions from the Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) system. Both communications requirements and communications subsystem design are co... View full abstract»

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  • Seeing through the weather: enhanced/synthetic vision systems for commercial transports

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):503 - 508
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    Discussed are the potential benefits of enhanced/synthetic vision systems for commercial transports as well as their various levels of integration and possible associated capabilities. Work at Douglas Aircraft on enhanced/synthetic vision systems is noted. It is concluded that what is needed is a system approach which provides for a highly flexible mix and match family of enhanced/synthetic system... View full abstract»

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  • British Aerospace regional jetliner digital flight guidance certification

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):476 - 484
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    The British Aerospace Regional Jetliner (RJ), RJ70, RJ85, RJ100, and RJ115 aircraft will be certified with a Category 3 capable-digital flight guidance system (DFGS). The DFGS system integrates autoland, steep approach, elevator trim, yaw damper, altitude alerting, automatic throttle control, windshear detection, windshear guidance, return-to-service, and fault storage built-in test (BIT) into a s... View full abstract»

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  • Using failure modes and effects simulation as a means of reliability analysis

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):102 - 107
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    Failure modes and effects simulation analysis (FMES) is introduced as an effective way to do both failure modes and effect analysis (FMEA) and reliability analysis. Using FMES, a system is described as a connected set of components. A component is defined by its interconnects (inputs and outputs), its state (the component and its outputs can occupy different states), and its behavioral description... View full abstract»

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  • Flight results of the ring laser gyro based inertial navigation system for Atlas/Centaur

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):440 - 445
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    The authors describe the Centaur modern avionics suite and discuss the inertial navigation flight performance. The integration of modern ring laser gyro and microprocessor technology into the Atlas/Centaur launch vehicle resulted in an order-of-magnitude improvement in orbital insertion accuracy over the previous gimbaled platform guidance system. The improved positioning accuracy minimizes the or... View full abstract»

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  • The FOCSI program uses NDI to reduce risk and cost

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):407 - 410
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    FOCSI, a showcase example of a state-of-the art (high tech) system development that utilized NDI technologies from DoD and industry to achieve the final performance goal, is discussed. One of the major problems and technical risk areas that confronted the engineers at both McDonnell Aircraft Company and General Electric was packaging of the optical technology utilized on the FOCSI program. Extensi... View full abstract»

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  • The airborne open system interconnection data link test facility

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):509 - 513
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    The author describes the activities of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Center in the joint government-industry Aeronautical Telecommunications Network (ATN) project. The ATN is defined as a network architecture that allows use of multiple communication subnetworks and provides a path for oceanic, international, and domestic data link services. A major goal of the design proc... View full abstract»

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  • The Honeywell on-board diagnostic and maintenance system for the Boeing 777

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):485 - 490
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    Avionics have exhibited a phenomenal increase in complexity over the past twenty years. This increase in complexity has brought with it the unfortunate side effect of a significant increase in difficulty of diagnosing the real reasons for a multitude of raw symptoms originating from these complex subsystems. The integrated Avionics Architecture for the Boeing 777 is being designed with an unpreced... View full abstract»

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  • The maintenance of operational flight programs

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):388 - 393
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    The process of maintaining operational flight programs (OFPs) is discussed. The aim of this discussion is to allow interested individuals to understand how OFPs work, how OFPs are changed, how OFPs are tested, how OFPs documented, how to train OFP maintainers, and how to OFPs View full abstract»

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  • Navy fault tolerant validation efforts

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):108 - 113
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    Two 6.3 and 6.4 efforts to clarify the US Navy's management of the design of complex, computer based weapon and avionic systems are described. The 6.3 effort, the Advanced Avionics Technical Demonstration (AATD) Fault Tolerance Demonstration, is focused on the fault tolerant specifications, validation techniques, and acceptance tests of any future naval avionic system. These specifications will cl... View full abstract»

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  • Air-to air attack management algorithm performance

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):281 - 289
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    The authors summarize the objectives, methods, and results of a test program designed to evaluate the Air-to-Air Attack Management (A3M) integrated fire control algorithms developed under contract F33615-C-86-1002 for the US Air Force Wright Laboratories. The algorithms were evaluated over a target density of 6 to 17 targets and for active, passive, and low-probability-of-intercept (LPI) emission ... View full abstract»

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  • Synthetic vision-a view in the fog

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):603 - 610
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    The FAA (US Federal Aviation Administration), industry, and DOD (US Department of Defense) are collaborating to evaluate and demonstrate technologies permitting aircraft to land in very low visibilities over a wide range of airports. Called the Synthetic Vision System Technology Demonstration Program, the system concept provides an electronic image of the runway to the pilot on a head-up display w... View full abstract»

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  • Architecture and implementation for a high reliability long-term mission space computer

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):446 - 456
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    Typical spacecraft computer performance requirements are discussed, along with the potential architectural implementation options. A comparison of basic redundancy schemes and their merits in terms of long-term reliability, error detection, error correction, power, and weight is presented. The basic approach to obtaining high long-term (several years and more) reliability requires intelligent allo... View full abstract»

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  • F-16A/B improved REO display set modular architecture

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):243 - 247
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    The modular avionics architecture used in the F-16A/B Improved Radar Electro-Optical (REO) Display makes use of existing standards, both industry and military. The architecture uses the IEEE-1296 backplane bus to interconnect the modules performing multiprocessing, MIL-STD-1553, RS-232, and High Speed Data Bus communications with external digital subsystems, and EIA-RS-170A and RS-343 for interfac... View full abstract»

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  • Role of hardware-in-the-loop simulation in fly-by-light system development

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):19 - 24
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    It is proposed that hardware-in-the-loop simulation is an effective and relatively inexpensive way to build the experience that will be necessary for acceptance of photonics implementation for future vehicle management systems. This approach has application beyond the normal role of integration and V&V (verification and validation) testing. It can be used as an operational mockup to evaluate m... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating fly-by-light systems

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):411 - 416
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    The authors describe how new systems, technologies, and functions will be integrated into the ACAS (aircraft controls and avionics system) fly-by-light architecture, and discuss some of the current Douglas Aircraft development work associated with it. The ACAS integrated fly-by-light architecture will provide improved performance, operational capabilities, manufacturability and maintainability, up... View full abstract»

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  • A table-oriented interface for reliability modeling of fault-tolerant architectures

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):149 - 154
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    The Table-Oriented Translator to the ASSIST Language (TOTAL) computer program, a spreadsheet interface for a reliability analysis tool set under development at NASA Langley, is described. This program is designed to capture the failure characteristics of a fault-tolerant architecture and to automatically generate a corresponding reliability model. The level of information required is appropriate f... View full abstract»

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  • Future manned systems advanced avionics study COTS for space

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):514 - 522
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    COTS+ has been defined as commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products, ruggedized and militarized components, and COTS technology. The study cites the benefits of integrating COTS+ in space, postulates a COTS+ integration methodology, and develops requirements and an architecture to achieve integration. Developmental needs and concerns were identified throughout the s... View full abstract»

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  • Sidestick controllers for advanced aircraft cockpits

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):491 - 499
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    Utilization of sidestick controllers for pitch and roll is examined for advanced cockpit configurations for commercial transport aircraft. Specifically, information on active sidesticks which are servo coupled for dual sidestick cockpit configurations is presented. Hardware development status is presented along with results of evaluations. The sticks are coupled such that when one of them is displ... View full abstract»

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  • Tailoring lightwave technologies for the avionics and military environment

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):394 - 399
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    The issues associated with adapting commercial lightwave components for use in military avionics applications are addressed. It is noted that the deployment of lightwave components in military avionics systems evolved using commercial lightwave products and an add-on replacement approach to existing electrical networks. This evolution has resulted in packaging incompatibilities, compromises in sys... View full abstract»

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  • An advanced system for the verification and validation of real-time avionics software

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):370 - 375
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    The design of an advanced avionics verification and validation (AAV&V) system is presented. The AAV&V system supports the complete software development process as well as the V&V of existing software and incorporates a variety of existing and emerging analysis and testing techniques. The AAV&V methodology incorporates a combination of V&V techniques, allowing the strengths of o... View full abstract»

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  • An implicit enumeration algorithm for arrival aircraft

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):268 - 274
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    A novel scheduling algorithm has been designed and coded to optimize arrival aircraft sequences and schedules. This algorithm, called the implicit enumeration (IE) scheduling algorithm, has been adopted as the foundation of the Traffic Management Advisor which is part of the Center/Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) Automation System (CTAS). Because of the dynamic nature of air traffic contr... View full abstract»

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  • Application of system modeling to the development of complex systems

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):138 - 142
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    Two examples of system modeling are discussed. The first highlights work performed to develop tools and methods which will allow rapid prototyping of flight deck communication concepts. This example deals with modeling functionality which is either new or substantially enhanced and for which little or no requirement foundation exists. The second highlights a commercially available software product... View full abstract»

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  • A fault-tolerant air data/inertial reference unit

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):127 - 131
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    A fault-tolerant air data inertial reference unit (ADIRU), a key part of a fault-tolerant air data/inertial reference system (ADIRS), is described. The ADIRS is designed to be the inertial and air data reference for the ARINC 651 Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) distributed architecture. The ADIRU has been designed to meet the commercial aviation market demands for low life cycle cost and high re... View full abstract»

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