Analysis of the EOSS+ Module for the Consolidated Automated Support System (CASS).
Final rept. Dec 94-Mar 97,
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This report documents research by the Institute for Defense Analyses on the cost and capabilities of the Electro Optic Subsystem EOSS, the electro-optical module that the Northrop Grumman company is developing for the Navys Consolidated Automated Support System CASS. The research, which was completed in the spring of 1996, was sponsored by the Director, Weapon Support Improvement Group, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense Economic Security and conducted for the CASS Program Office, PMA-260 in the Naval Air Systems Command. We found that because of improvements in design, the EOSS is superior to the older EOSS in both total system cost and test capability. The EOSS, moreover, will be able to test almost all electro-optical systems of recent Navy and Marine Corps aircraft and Army weapons. Based on these favorable findings, we recommended that the Navy continue developing the EOSS, but test new design features particularly, the newly developed software and methods for testing arrays before production. The program office should also consider making Pre-Planned Product Improvements to enable the EOSS to test the newer CO2 and 1.54 micrometers lasers.
- Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices