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Design and certification of low-cost distributed Control-By-Light aircraft control systems for part 25 aircraft
Author(s): Brian D. Morrison; Michael N. Robillard
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Paper Abstract

Raytheon has developed and is certifying fault-tolerant low- cost distributed Control-By-LightTM technology for use in the next generation of Civil, Regional, and General Aviation aircraft. Distributed Control-By-LightTM holds significant promise when applied to complex sensor/actuator systems such as aircraft controls. CBLTM systems replace mechanical, hydraulic and electrical controls presently used to monitor, control and display flight, engine, and utility functions, and has substantial weight, cost, safety, and performance advantages over today's mechanical and Fly-By- Wire techniques. This paper describes the system concepts and outlines the formal certification program presently underway.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2840, Fly-by-Light III, (14 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.254218
Show Author Affiliations
Brian D. Morrison, Raytheon Aircraft Co. (United States)
Michael N. Robillard, Raytheon Aircraft Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2840:
Fly-by-Light III
Daniel B. Thompson; Robert J. Baumbick, Editor(s)

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