The Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) will provide aircraft a precision approach and landing capability in limited ceiling and visibility conditions for fixed base, tactical, and sea-based operating environments. HTii provides the requirements management and associated analytical services to develop, track and coordinate requirements specifications and system testing/validation, starting with the Capabilities Description Document (CDD).
The Requirements Management System (RMS) provides detailed linkage to program source and reference documentation, as well as to the unique requirements and implementation schedules of JPALS users. This is an example of a small NAVAIR program that influences and in some cases defines future Sea Power force projection capabilities. While JPALS provides enhanced capability to existing aircraft, it is a critical component of the JSF’s all-weather capability and the only currently envisioned way to operate large unmanned aircraft from ships at sea. JPALS program managers require detailed program requirements from all potential users, and conversely, future air systems need detailed requirements, specification and schedule information from the JPALS program to deliver combat capability to the fleet. This program will provide NAVAIR one of the first direct assessments of the feasibility and effectiveness of “system of systems” management concept at the program requirements/specification level of detail.