Accession Number:

ADP003582

Title:

Standard Avionics Software: The Future Strategy for Cost-Effective Avionics,

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ARINC RESEARCH CORP ANNAPOLIS MD

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Report Date:

1982-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

This paper reports an ARINC Research Corporations work in developing and evaluating software acquisition alternatives for the USAFs Multi-Mode Radar program since renamed the Multi-Role Radar MRR Program. Although the paper reflects work reflects work accomplished for that program, the approach taken could be used for any software-intensive avionics program where several aicraft are involved and for which most of the software and hardware might be common. The work was sponsored by Air Force Systems Commands Deputy for Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare, Aeronautical Systems Division ASDRW. The paper assesses the applicability of current radar technology and production programs to an MRR discusses guidance provided by existing and proposed policies, Directives and Standards examines the operational, cost, schedule, risk, supportability, and management aspects of three software development alternatives and addresses the use of the ASDACCX software cost estimating model to analyze software development costs. Software acquisition alternative results are presented. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE