Accession Number : ADA082166
Title : Standard Avionics Packaging, Mounting, and Cooling Baseline Study.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 79-Jan 80,
Corporate Author : ARINC RESEARCH CORP ANNAPOLIS MD
Personal Author(s) : Baily,S ; Jackson,A ; Russell,J ; Smith,C N D ; Sullivan,N
Report Date : 31 Jan 1980
Pagination or Media Count : 218
Abstract : This is the final report on a study concerning the development of an avionics packaging, mounting, and environmental (PME) standard and an associated cost-benefit analysis. The report compares military and commercial airlines avionics generic standards to determine their technical and procedural differences and identifies the changes and waivers required when equipment built to the commercial airlines standards are procured by the USAF. It also compares the functional and physical characteristics of certain military and commercial avionics equipments and assesses the degree of utility of current commercial equipments for use in USAF aircraft. The opinions of aircraft and avionics manufacturers concerning a military avionics PME standard and their suggestions as to what the standard's scope an applicability should be, are reported. Alternative avionics cooling procedures and technologies and the concept of employing a separate environmental control system dedicated to avionics cooling are reviewed. A life-cycle cost payback model that addresses the impact of PME standardization on the cost of avionics systems in USAF aircraft is described. The results of exercising the model are reported. The significant tasks and scheduling for the next phases of avionics PME development, leading to the definition and acceptance of a military avionics PME standard, are presented.
Descriptors : *AVIONICS , *AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT , HEAT TRANSFER , MANUFACTURING , COST EFFECTIVENESS , COST ANALYSIS , SPECIFICATIONS , COOLING , COST MODELS , RADIO ALTIMETERS , COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT , PACKAGING , STANDARDIZATION , RADIO EQUIPMENT , LIFE CYCLE COSTS , MOUNTS , COOLING AND VENTILATING EQUIPMENT , AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT , FLIGHT RECORDERS
Subject Categories : Aircraft
Economics and Cost Analysis
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE