FY97 Avionics Technology Area Plan.
Final rept. 1 Oct 96-30 Sep 97.
WRIGHT LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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On 15 February 1996, HQ USAF approved the merger of Wright Laboratorys WLs Solid State Electronics and Avionics Directorates. This re-engineering of the organizational structure for avionics technology development was pursued as one of three critical elements in the overall strategy for achievement of the Air Force vision for 21st Century Avionics. Figure I outlines the primary division elements of the new organization. The Radio Frequency and Electro-Optical Technology Divisions develop targeting sensor, electronic warfare, and communication subsystems. The focus of the Combat Information Division is information fusion, the full scope of which is defined by the JDLReliance fusion model to include situationthreat determination and execution of an integrated offensivedefensive response. The System Concepts and Simulation Technology Dvision provides the open system-level architectures hardware and software and virtual prototyping for implementation of the full functionality of the avionics suite. The Electronic Devices Division supports efforts of the other Divisions by developing critical, enabling devices not available through commercial sources. The Mission Applications Division serves as the Directorates primary interface to warfighter and acquisition customer communities and conducts advanced technology demonstrations as the last step to technology transition. Finally, the Technology Management Division provides centralized investment strategy and resource allocation planning in support of the entire Directorate.
- COMPUTER PROGRAMS
- ELECTRONIC WARFARE
- AIR FORCE
- INTEGRATED SYSTEMS
- DEFENSE SYSTEMS
- COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS
- DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS
- RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
- SOLID STATE ELECTRONICS