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Fiber optic sensors for fly-by-light aircraft
Author(s): Morio Kobayashi
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Paper Abstract

The latest commercial aircraft, such as the Boeing 777 and the Airbus 320, use a Fly-by-Wire (FBW) flight control system instead of a conventional mechanical flight control system. Pilot's commands are transferred to control surfaces through electrical wires instead of through mechanical cables, rods, and rinks. The FBW system has a number of advantages over the mechanical system, some of which are sophisticated control using computer technology, lighter weight, and easier maintenance. A disadvantage, however is its susceptibility to Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI) and High Intensity Radiated Field (HIRF). One way to avoid the problems due to this susceptibility is to use shielded electrical cables, but this increases the cable weight.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3746, 13th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 374602 (1 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.2301992
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Morio Kobayashi, Tenjin Seiki Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3746:
13th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Byoung Yoon Kim; Kazuo Hotate, Editor(s)

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