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Adaptability of Airline-Type Avionics Acquisition Processes to Advanced Landing System Procurement.
ARINC RESEARCH CORP ANNAPOLIS MD
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ARINC Research Corporation evaluated the feasibility and potential cost benefits of developing and applying ARINC Characteristic-type TRACALS specifications for a future Advanced Landing System ALS avionics procurement. This report presents the results of the evaluation it describes the commercial air carriers procurement process and the role of the Characteristic, comparing elements of military procurement with parallel elements of commercial procurement. Performance characteristics of military and commercial equipments are evaluated, and cost and reliability comparisons are made on the basis of available data. Problem areas associated with military use of the commercial process are also discussed, with emphasis on equipment-installation problems. Finally, a recommended approach to developing an ALS Characteristic is presented. Author
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