• F16 MID-LIFE UPGRADE INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEM SOLVING THE PROBLEM OF SPACE IN THE AIRCRAFT AND IN THE RF SPECTRUM

      Siu, David P.; Edwards Air Force Base; Computer Sciences Corporation (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1997-10)
      The older F16 jet fighters are currently being flight tested to evaluate the upgraded electronics for aircraft avionics, flight control and weapons systems. An instrumentation system capable of recording three different video signals, recording four Military- Standard-1553B (Mil-Std-1553B) data streams, recording one PCM stream, transmitting the PCM stream, and transmitting two video signals was needed. Using off the shelf equipment, the F16 instrumentation system was design to meet the electronic specifications, limited available space of a small jet fighter, and limited space in the SBand frequency range.