A Discrete-Event Digital Simulation Model of the F-16 Fire Control Computer Operational Flight Program Using SIMSCRIPT II.5.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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In support of a request from the Air Force Avionics Laboratory, a model of the F-16 Fire Control Computer FCC Operational Flight Program OFP was developed. The initial specification required that this model allow for possible changes to the rate of accomplishment of various OFP mode-dependent tasks. The reconfiguration of the input and output tasks and the processing reserve were of particular interest. In order to determine the most useful approach, the various computer system modeling relationships are first reviewed. Based on the authors background, the real world system and the modeling goals, a discrete event queue level simulation using SIMSCRIPT II.5 is selected as the desired approach. The basic features of the F-16 FCC and the OFP are discussed and a description of the task movement in the system is provided. This description is used to detail the various rate groups and their member tasks. The model is verified by comparison against data derived from an actual system run and a statistical analysis provided by the OFP manufacturer. The verification process showed that all the original design objectives were met, although several areas of possible improvement to the model are indicated and discussed. Author
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Hardware
- Fire Control and Bombing Systems