A Laboratory Development and Networking Concept for Naval Aviation
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND PATUXENT RIVER MD
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This paper presents a concept for laboratory utilization and networking in support of avionics systems development and integration for Naval Aviation. The Naval development centers for air systems have a number of separate laboratory facilities that deal with the many facets of avionics systems in Navy airborne platforms. The laboratories associated in developing and implementing this concept are those located at the Naval Air Warfare Centers NAWCs at Patuxent River MD, China Lake CA and Point Mugu CA. The purpose of exploring and then implementing this concept is to ensure that the Navy makes maximum use of the laboratory resources available, and through networking, provides a capability for multiple center participation in shared program developments. The effort underway is embodied in two elements Modular Avionics Integration Laboratory MAIL and Modular Avionics Integration Network MAIN. The MAIL element is concerned with the identification and networking together, laboratory resources within the confines of a single development center. The MAIN concept is a networking approach for linking the three centers so that intercenter participation can be achieved for broad scope systems development and integration programs. Taken together, the MAIN and MAIL represent a forward step towards implementing a consistent systems engineering based process for avionics systems evaluation, development and integration for the Navy.
- Computer Systems
- Flight Control and Instrumentation