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18-22 May 1992

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  • Proceedings of the IEEE 1992 National Aerospace and Electronics Conference, NAECON 1992 (Cat. No.92CH3158-3)

    Publication Year: 1992
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  • System for the management of digital threat models

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):774 - 780 vol.2
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    The US Air Force Foreign Aerospace Science and Technology Center (FASTC) is in the midst of expanding its threat assessment process to include intelligence products based on digital threat models. While this expansion involves a broad spectrum of developmental activities, the emphasis is on building an operational prototype of a retooled threat assessment support environment (TASE). The authors de... View full abstract»

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  • The modernized parts control automated support system

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):781 - 787 vol.2
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    The authors discuss an automated data processing (ADP) system, the modernized parts control automated support system (MPCASS), and how it assists in accomplishing the US Department of Defense parts control program. MPCASS is an online system which automates many manual processes, operates in near real time, and can virtually become paperless. MPCASS can be used to access many files for information... View full abstract»

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  • A constrained flight route monitor system in terminal control area for air traffic control

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):517 - 522 vol.2
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    A flight route monitor for terminal control area (TCA) application in air traffic control (ATC) including constraints is presented. To increase flight security, some restricted areas in the TCA are specified to limit flight activities in terms of simple equations. The aircrafts are monitored with those created constrained boundaries. ATC controllers will be alerted to any constraint violation. The... View full abstract»

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  • Integrated diagnostics for software

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):565 - 571 vol.2
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    Introduces the idea of diagnostics and integrated diagnostics for the diagnosis of software errors. He examines the differences between hardware diagnostics and software diagnostics. He defines what is meant by the terms integrated and diagnostics to make clear the distinctions between the many ways these terms are often used together. He also defines what is meant by software diagnostics and inte... View full abstract»

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  • Total training systems design to function a total quality management application

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):1018 - 1023 vol.3
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    An advanced aircrew training system and electronic warfare officer training are discussed. Training system functions include training system management, administration, support, delivery, evaluation, quality assurance, analysis, design, and development. Designing the overall training system architecture to these basic functions and then allocating them to respective training system components ensu... View full abstract»

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  • Detection of radar signals using Gabor transform and neural network

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):916 - 922 vol.3
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    The detection of a one-dimensional radar signal is attempted by using the Gabor transform and artificial neural networks (ANNs). The Gabor transform scheme is a conjoint spatial/spectral transform, which provides a complete signal description in terms of locally windowed 1-D spectral coordinates. The neural network detector of a radar signal is quite effective because of its good learning properti... View full abstract»

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  • Topographic mapping using a Ku-band airborne elevation interferometer

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):244 - 249 vol.1
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    An experimental topographic mapping capability is investigated using data obtained with a multiaperture radar collection system. The authors discuss the signal and image processing aspects that have been implemented in order to produce 3D terrain maps which depict elevation angle and signal strength as functions of range and cross-range. The radar antenna contains both elevation and azimuth multip... View full abstract»

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  • Environmental definition of a multi-platform avionics system

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):788 - 794 vol.2
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    The author discusses the process of developing a general life cycle history for a multi-platform avionics system using the mission profiles and mission mixes of the different aircraft. In addition, a method of specifying the proper overall composite operating environment is offered. It is shown that quality and integrity can be designed into avionics/electronics equipment when the environmental cr... View full abstract»

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  • Multirole flight management for the E-8C Joint STARS aircraft

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):523 - 527 vol.2
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    The integration of the Collins FMS-800 into the USAF/Grumman E-8C Joint STARS aircraft provides great flexibility for mission and nonmission operations. The E-8C incorporates a multirole flight management system (FMS) which enables the flight crew to be functionally integrated with the primary mission crew and also supports reduced-crew operations for global support and ferry missions. The system ... View full abstract»

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  • The development of multi-processor software, for the demonstration of passive real time threat emitter location

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):650 - 656 vol.2
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    A software development which supports the demonstration of an alternative, and much faster, method of measuring emitter range is described. This IR&D program, called DFLS (Direction Finding and Location System), combines interferometry with precision angle rate measurement to estimate range. The program has extended over several years beginning in 1989 with the development of an interferometry... View full abstract»

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  • Real-time monitoring for software development and testing

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):572 - 580 vol.2
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    Proposes a design technique for tracing and monitoring instruction execution where general-purpose registers are used as the main source for manipulating data and results within a RISC (reduced-instruction-set computer)-based microprocessor design. The R3000 MIPS processor will be used as an example of a RISC-based microprocessor target to be monitored in an embedded computer system. The design wi... View full abstract»

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  • Total quality management and military reform

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):1024 - 1030 vol.3
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    The total quality management (TQM) effort has had notable successes; however, the creation of a quality management structure imposes risk on many organizations. The author appraises especially conspicuous bureaucratic patterns, relates those patterns to problems within military organizations, and examines the opportunities and the risks of the TQM initiative. Similarities between behavior in milit... View full abstract»

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  • Neural networks for sensor management and diagnostics

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):923 - 929 vol.3
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    The application of neural network technology to control system input signal management and diagnostics is explored. Control systems for critical plants, where operation must not be interrupted for safety reasons, are often configured with redundant sensing, computing, and actuating elements to provide fault tolerance and ensure the required degree of safety. In one such test case, the validation, ... View full abstract»

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  • A new method for point-target detection in infrared imagery

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):250 - 253 vol.1
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    The authors present an algorithm for point-target detection in infrared imagery based on the statistical threshold technique and continuousness of point-target motion trajectory for detecting a point-target from a sequence of images. The algorithm has been successfully tested on computer simulation images that include single or several point-targets with different SNR characteristics View full abstract»

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  • A taxonomy of neural network optimality

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):894 - 899 vol.3
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    The authors discuss some of the criteria which can be used to decide when one network topology is better than another. The focus is on neural networks which generate their topology during training. The taxonomy presented can be used to determine methods for comparison of different neural network paradigms. The criteria for determining what is an optimum network is highly application specific. The ... View full abstract»

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  • Autonomous aerial vehicle development

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):872 - 875 vol.3
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    On July 29, 1991 the First International Aerial Robotics Competition was held at Georgia Technological Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. Teams entering the contest were to have an aerial vehicle which could autonomously perform a preset task within an outdoor antenna. The overall goal of this contest is to promote communication between young engineers and corporate sponsors. The rules of the competit... View full abstract»

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  • The future of military standards-a focus on electronics

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):795 - 799 vol.2
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    It is noted that with cutbacks in the military and the changing international economic environment, there is a growing perception that the military must rely on commercial industries in order to afford the next generation of high-performance and high-reliability military systems. What is not clear is whether an industrial base for the defense can be provided and maintained without dramatic changes... View full abstract»

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  • Design of the man-machine interface for an automatic target cuer system

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):691 - 697 vol.2
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    The authors explain the role of automatic target cuer (ATC) technology in crew-aided target acquisition systems. Requirements for such system concepts are developed with regard to the Automatic Target Recognizer Working Group. A process for designing the man-machine interface (MMI) for crew-aided systems is presented. The design and assessment of a specific, conceptual man-machine interface are de... View full abstract»

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  • The mission computer/electronic display subsystem for the C-17A avionics suite

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):843 - 846 vol.2
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    The cockpit display and mission planning functions of the C-17A are provided in the mission computer/electronics display subsystem (MC/EDS). The MC/EDS consists of 15 individual components. There are four multifunction display (MFD) units installed in the primary cockpit instrument display area. The center console contains two multifunction display controllers (MFC), two mission/communication keyb... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluation of a microsensor fabricated using VLSI technology and doped phthalocyanines for detecting nitrogen dioxide

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):72 - 78 vol.1
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    An integrated circuit microsensor for detecting nitrogen dioxide was designed and fabricated. The microsensor combined conventional VLSI fabrication techniques along with the deposition of chemically sensitive membranes. The microsensor consisted of an array of nine discrete sensing elements with in situ amplifiers, a reference amplifier, and an analog multiplexer. The nine individual sensing elem... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of false alarms during system design

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):657 - 660 vol.2
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    It is noted that the problem of false alarms in electronic monitoring systems has grown over the last decade. This growth has been associated with increasing system complexity and advances in the state of the art. Studies have shown that some systems exhibit as many as 40% or more false pulls, and, associated with the false-alarm problem a large volume of wasted or ineffective maintenance actions ... View full abstract»

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  • Strategies for benchmarking with optimizing compilers

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):581 - 586 vol.2
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    It is pointed out that better compiler optimizations often interfere with the intended operation of certain classes of benchmarks, leading to surprising results and rendering their interpretation a most difficult task. The authors present several such optimizations and show their effects on selected benchmarks. They also offer guidelines for the creation or selection of benchmarks that facilitate ... View full abstract»

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  • Joint transform correlator based logical processor

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):1110 - 1116 vol.3
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    Real-time optical implementation of a logical processor using a joint transform correlator (JTC) is proposed. For illustration, the authors implemented a 4-to-2 encoder using a JTC by spatially encoding the corresponding minterms. Since the use of a single JTC may slow down a logic system with a large number of minterms, a multichannel JTC (MJTC) may be used to speed up the processing. For the MJT... View full abstract»

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  • Integrated automated management system for the program office

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):1031 - 1036 vol.3
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    Presents a concept for a comprehensive automated management support system which provides day-to-day management support, executive-oriented summary level information, the metrics reports for a system program office (SPO). The basis of this system is an integrated set of automated tools which meet specific functions requirements: schedule, cost, documentation, configuration and data management, eng... View full abstract»

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