What Is Avionics Flight Test and Why Do We Need It

What Is Avionics Flight Test and Why Do We Need It

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There is little written on the specific subject of avionics and weapons systems testing, but there are articles and tutorials available that address the general subject of testing and experiments which are included in this text. Understanding customer requirements, test team goals and responsibilities, and the nature of the test program allows us to formulate, or estimate, the program. It is important to realize that undertaking an estimate without first determining these aspects is a recipe for failure. Each estimate should follow a tried and true methodology: determine the type of program and the required outcome, determine the assets required to perform the task in the time allotted, and estimate the task. Discussed are the factors that affect the type of program and addresses the assets required for the time allowed.

Chapter Contents:

  • 1.0 Avionics Flight Test
  • 1.1 Historical Background
  • 1.2 Flight Test Organization
  • 1.3 Flight Test Objectives
  • 1.4 The Need for Flight Test
  • 1.5 Classifying the Program
  • 1.6 Contractual Requirements
  • 1.7 Test Team Composition
  • 1.8 Team Member Responsibilities
  • 1.9 Understanding Terms
  • 1.10 Contractor and Subtier Specifications
  • 1.11 Customer Expectations
  • 1.12 Formulating the Program
  • 1.13 Summary
  • 1.14 Selected Questions for Chapter

Inspec keywords: aerospace testing; weapons; avionics; design of experiments

Other keywords: weapons systems testing; avionics flight test; design of experiments; test programs; American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; AIAA

Subjects: Other topics in statistics; Avionics; Aerospace testing and simulation

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