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Author Rigby, Keith A.

Title Aircraft systems integration of air-launched weapons / by Keith A. Rigby
Published Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley, [2013]
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Contents Aerospace Series List; Title page; Copyright page; Series Preface; Preface; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; 1 Introduction to Weapons Integration; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Chapter Summaries; 1.3 Weapons; 1.4 Carriage Systems; 2 An Introduction to the Integration Process; 2.1 Chapter Summary; 2.2 Introduction; 2.3 The V-Diagram; 2.4 Responsibilities; 2.5 Safety; 2.6 The Use of Requirements Management Tools in the Systems Engineering Process; 2.7 Weapons Integration Requirements Capture; 2.8 The Need for Unambiguous, Clear and Appropriate Requirements; 2.9 Minimising Requirements
10 A Weapons Integration Scenario: System Proving and Certification10.1 Chapter Summary; 10.2 Introduction; 10.3 Simulators and Emulators; 10.4 Avionic Weapons; 10.5 Interface Proving; 10.6 Rig Trials; 10.7 Avionic Trials; 10.8 Electromagnetic Compatibility; 10.9 Airworthiness and Certification; 10.10 Declaration of Design and Performance/Statement of Design; 10.11 Certificate of Design; 10.12 Safety Case; 10.13 Airworthiness Flight Limitations; 10.14 Release to Service; 10.15 User Documentation; 10.16 Weapon System Evaluation; 10.17 Conclusion
3 Requirements Analysis, Partitioning, Implementation in Aircraft Subsystems3.1 Chapter Summary; 3.2 Introduction; 3.3 System Architecture; 3.4 Requirements Decomposition; 3.5 Requirements Partitioning; 3.6 Subsystem Implementation; 3.7 Maturity Reviews; 3.8 Right-Hand Side of the V-Diagram; 3.9 Proving Methods; 3.10 Integration; 3.11 Verification; 3.12 Validation; 3.13 The Safety Case and Certification; 4 Armament Control System and Global Positioning System Design Issues; 4.1 Chapter Summary; 4.2 Stores Management System Design; 4.3 GPS: Aircraft System Design Issues
5 Weapon Initialisation and Targeting5.1 Chapter Summary; 5.2 Targeting; 5.3 Aiming of Ballistic Bombs; 5.4 Aircraft/Weapon Alignment; 5.5 Aiming of Smart Air-to-Ground Weapons; 5.6 Air-to-Air Missiles; 6 Weapon Interface Standards; 6.1 Chapter Summary; 6.2 Benefits of Standardisation; 6.3 MIL-STD-1760 AEIS; 6.4 Standardisation Conclusions; 7 Other Weapons Integration Standards; 7.1 Chapter Summary; 7.2 AS5725 Miniature Mission Store Interface; 7.3 AS5726 Interface for Micro Munitions; 7.4 Other Weapons Integration Standards; 8 Interface Management; 8.1 Chapter Summary; 8.2 Introduction
8.3 Management of the Aircraft/Store Interface8.4 Approaches to Interface Documentation; 8.5 Interfaces Documented in the ICD; 8.6 Controlling the Interface of Store Variants; 8.7 Information Exchange between Design Organisations; 8.8 Process for Managing Integration Risk; 9 A Weapons Integration Scenario; 9.1 Chapter Summary; 9.2 Introduction; 9.3 The Weapons Integration Scenario; 9.4 The V-Diagram Revisited; 9.5 Systems Integration Activities; 9.6 Safety; 9.7 Systems Requirements Decomposition, Design and Implementation; 9.8 Loading to Dispersion Sequence
Summary From the earliest days of aviation where the pilot would drop simple bombs by hand, to the highly agile, stealthy aircraft of today that can deliver smart ordnance with extreme accuracy, engineers have striven to develop the capability to deliver weapons against targets reliably, safely and with precision. Aircraft Systems Integration of Air-Launched Weapons introduces the various aspects of weapons integration, primarily from the aircraft systems integration viewpoint, but also considers key parts of the weapon and the desired interactions with the aircraft required for successful target engagement. Key features: -Addresses the broad range of subjects that relate directly to the systems integration of air-launched weapons with aircraft, such as the integration process, system and subsystemarchitectures, the essential contribution that open, international standards have onimproving interoperability and reducing integration costs and timescales -Describes the recent history of how industry and bodies such as NATO have driven the needfor greater interoperability between weapons and aircraft and worked to reduce the cost andtimescales associated with the systems integration of complex air-launched weapons withaircraft -Explores future initiatives and technologies relating to the reduction of systems integrationcosts and timescales The systems integration of air-launched weapons with aircraft requires a multi-disciplinary set of engineering capabilities. As a typical weapons integration life-cycle spans several years, new engineers have to learn the skills required by on-the-job training and working with experienced weapons integrators. Aircraft Systems Integration of Air-Launched Weapons augments hands-on experience, thereby enabling the development of subject matter expertise more quickly and in a broader context than would be achieved by working through the life-cycle on one specific project. This book also serves as a useful revision source for experienced engineers in the field
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Aeronautics -- Systems engineering.
Air weapons.
Air-to-surface missiles.
Airplanes, Military -- Armament.
Airplanes, Military -- Design and construction.
Systems integration.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013002130
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