Accession Number : ADA156464
Title : A Computer Engineering Curriculum for the Air Force Academy: An Implementation Plan
Descriptive Note : Student rept.
Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
Personal Author(s) : Burge, L L , Jr
Report Date : Apr 1985
Pagination or Media Count : 102
Abstract : The recent advances in computer technology which impact present and future Air Force systems led the Air Force Academy to include computers and information systems engineering courses in the curriculum. This analysis addresses the issue of a major in computer engineering at the Academy. The Air Force computer engineer (AFSCs 2625, 2736 and 2885) specializes in designing, developing, installing, and testing embedded computer systems in aircraft, missiles, flight simulators, and command, control, and communications systems. An embedded computer system is all computer equipment, programs, data, documentation, personnel, and supplies integral to a defense system from the design, acquisition, or operations and support point of view. This report addresses the Air Force need for computer engineers, the need for the computer engineering major at the Academy, the appropriate department to administer the major, the structure of the degree, and the implementation of the discipline at the Academy.
Descriptors : *COMPUTERS , *EDUCATION , *UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY , AIR FORCE , AIRCRAFT , CAREERS , COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , EMBEDDING , ENGINEERING , ENGINEERS
Subject Categories : Humanities and History
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE