FLY-BY-WIRE FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS
AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The purpose of the paper is to provide the reader with an introduction to fly-by-wire and an outline of state-of-the-art fly-by-wire techniques. An outline of the philosophy of fly-by-wire flight control systems is given, the evolution of fly-by-wire is discussed, the advantages of fly-by- wire over mechanical systems are listed, current fly-by-wire techniques are outlined, and a brief review of in-house and contracted fly-by-wire development programs is given.