The Dual-Radar Software Development Facility as a Case Study of Interoperability
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH EMBEDDED INFORMATION SYSTEMS BRANCH
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The Dual-radar Software Development Facility Project is an example of the collaborative efforts required between an Air Force System Program Office, a Air Force Logistics Center, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Air Force Special Operations Command, The Contractor Raytheon, and the Contractor Boeing to provide a common interoperable embedded information support environment for multiple weapon systems. This paper will provide a case study of the multiple programs along with their associated histories leading up to the realization of the Dual-radar Software Development Facility. The Dual-radar Software Development Facility supports the radar software for both F-15 APG-70 and AC-130U Gunship APQ-180 Radars. The provision of a common support environment was proven feasible because the APQ-180 radar is a derivative radar of the APG-70, with several common components. The DrSDF program followed the Advanced Avionics Multi-Radar Software Support System I II that first provided a feasibility study, and then provided the preliminary engineering designs for the DrSDF.
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
- Computer Programming and Software