Accession Number:

AD0639697

Title:

COMPARISON OF DIGITAL AND ANALOG MECHANIZATIONS OF A TRIPLE-REDUNDANT, SELF-ADAPTIVE FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

105.0

Abstract:

As a result of research performed for the Air Force, two laboratory models of a single-axis, triple-redundant, self-adaptive flight control system were constructed. Both models demonstrate extensive use of integrated circuits but one system employs analog circuitry, while the other is essentially a digital-differential-analyzer. An objective system comparison is achieved with an exponentially weighted figure of merit incorporating numerical measures of system effectiveness with respect to seven comparison criteria complexity, cost, performance, power, reliability, volume, and weight. The unique TRISAFE analog redundancy method is the primary reason for the overall superiority of the analog system. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE