The Opportunities for and Challenges of Common Integrated Electronics.
Final rept. Jul-Dec 93,
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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This document summarizes a portion of IDAs work concerning common integrated electronics and the potential cost savings of using common electronic hardware and software. It addresses trends in avionics costs and recent experiences in applying common electronic standards to weapon programs as a way to reduce costs. The following essential elements of a program to acquire common integrated electronics are explored integrated system architecture, advanced technology programs, open system standards, standard common modules, and associated management and policies. The principal recommendation is that OSD support and coordinate such a-program by taking a strong leadership role and setting standards policy. Standards, Commonality, Electronic equipment, Avionics, Life cycle costs, Management planning and control, Department of defense.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies