Accession Number:

ADA109380

Title:

Long Range Plan for Embedded Computer Systems Support. Volume I. Executive Overview

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 80-Aug 81

Corporate Author:

TRW DEFENSE SYSTEMS GROUP REDONDO BEACHCA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The life cycle support of the ever increasing number of computer systems embedded in weapon systems is a major challenge to the Air Force. With continued operational and support emphasis on performance and responsiveness to a dynamic mission environment, significant enhancement of support capabilities for all categories of embedded computer systems, ECS is required. This report contains recommendations for acquiring such capabilities. Concurrent implementation of the administrative initiatives combined with the four programmatic initiatives is recommended to address ECS life cycle support. Early implementation of the administrative initiatives is needed not only to correct deficiencies in the acquisition and operation of ECS support systems in the near term, but to establish a clear framework of policy and guidance for AFLC interactions and coordination with the development and user commands early implementation is also required to enable the subsequent actions necessary for enhancing existing capabilities and acquiring new capabilities to improve the ECS support process through implementation of the programmatic initiatives. The recommendations for each initiative related to the ECS support process, with anticipated benefits, estimated resources, and the development period required for improving the overall future ECS support posture, are summarized.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE