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Demonstration results of fly-by-light flight control system architectures for tactical military aircraft
Author(s): Jack Corrigan; Brad Shaw; Jack E. Jones
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Paper Abstract

Requirements for future advanced tactical aircraft identify the need for flight control system architectures that provide a higher degree of performance with regard to electromagnetic interference immunity, communication bus data rate, propulsion/utility subsystem integration, and affordability. Evolution for highly centralized, digital, fly-by-light flight/propulsion/utility control system is achieved as modular functions are implemented and integrated by serial digital fiberoptic communication links. These adaptable architectures allow the user to configure the fly- by-light system to meet unique safety requirements, system performance, and design-to-cost targets. This paper presents results of the open and closed loop system demonstrations of Fly-By-Light Advanced System Hardware architecture building blocks integrated with SAE AS-1773 communication bus at MDA.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2840, Fly-by-Light III, (14 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.254230
Show Author Affiliations
Jack Corrigan, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (United States)
Brad Shaw, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (United States)
Jack E. Jones, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (United States)


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

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