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The Effect of Technology on the Supportability and Cost of Avionics Equipment

  • Daniel B. Levine
  • Stanley A. Horowitz
  • Joseph W. Stahl
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 332)

Abstract

In keeping pace with recent advances in electronics, the military services have shifted from solid state devices (transistors) to micro-miniaturized devices (chips) in the design of avionics. By employing micro-miniaturized electronics, those who design military aircraft have sought to take advantage of the intrinsically higher reliability of chips. At the same time, designers have taken advantage of micro-miniaturized components to build more performance into avionics systems. However, in the views of some, the means used to increase performance have had negative effects on supportability, which counters the positive intrinsic effect.

Keywords

Military Service Repair Time Solid State Device Radar Altimeter Military Aircraft 
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References

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    Air Force Audit Agency, Department of the Air Force, Summary Report of Audit, Impact of New Management Concepts on Support and Maintainability of Avionic Equipment (87381), 23 March 1979.Google Scholar
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    Maintenance Actions, Manhours and Aborts by Work Unit Code for Various Aircraft, AFLC-PCN D056B5006, RCS: Log-MMO (AR) 7170, August 1979—January 1980.Google Scholar
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    VAMOSC-Air F/A-18, FY 1986.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel B. Levine
    • 1
  • Stanley A. Horowitz
    • 1
  • Joseph W. Stahl
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Defense AnalysesAlexandriaUSA

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