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Development of fly-by-light systems for commercial aircraft
Author(s): John R. Todd; Larry J. Yount
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Paper Abstract

Fly-by-wire/Flybylight (FBW/FBL) controls are in the process of supplanting traditional mechanical control technology for commercial transport aircraft. Douglas Aircraft Company in cooperation with its suppliers is actively pursuing a comprehensive program to develop and validate advanced flight control concepts and technologies. This paper details the various perceived technical barriers associated with fly bylight as well as the work in progress to overcome them. The advantages of flybylight technology are discussed with particular attention to its potential to help prevent and/or tolerate electromagnetic effects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1369, Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms IV, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24815
Show Author Affiliations
John R. Todd, McDonnell Douglas Corp. (United States)
Larry J. Yount, Honeywell Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1369:
Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms IV
Norris E. Lewis; Emery L. Moore, Editor(s)

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