Accession Number:

ADA106057

Title:

Modular Multi-Function Multi-Band Airborne Radio System (MFBARS). Volume I. Executive Summary.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Mar 78-Jun 80,

Corporate Author:

ITT AVIONICS DIV NUTLEY N J

Report Date:

1981-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

This report describes the results of the first two phases of the MFBARS radio architecture study. This study was aimed at establishing a cost effective and volume-conserving method of integrating tactical CNI avionics equipments. The goal was innovative integration of these systems, by a method which would allow the incorporation of new capabilities and which would take advantage of technological advances, both in-hand and projected within the near-term future 1985. Such integration is needed to reduce spiraling life cycle costs and to alleviate severe hardware space limitation problems in tactical aircraft. During Phase I, a set of viable MFBARS candidate architectures was developed, together with a cost evaluation of these with respect to a government-provided baseline of existing equipment, to allow meaningful comparisons. The three MFBARS architectures proposed during Phase I were keyed to a reasonable expectation of techniques and devices projected to be available when MFBARS advanced development would be initiated in the mide 80s. The three architectures provided a graduated increase in payoff potential with associated increases in technical risk. The Government then selected the most advanced of the three Phase I candidate system architectures for more detailed study. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE