Feasibility Study of Advanced Flight Control Actuation System (AFCAS).
Final technical rept.
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORP COLUMBUS OHIO COLUMBUS AIRCRAFT DIV
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The study is directed toward establishing the feasibility of a new and innovative flight control actuation system. Analytical and some experimental data are presented such as interface considerations, trade off justifications, failure-survivability-maintainability and reliability analysis, operational and performance characteristics, weight and space considerations. In addition, a specific concept is recommended for future hardware fabrication. This concept is based on the utilization of a directly controlled surface actuator and standardized modules which can be assembled using the building block approach to provide the actuator configuration and power classes. The overall actuation concept consists of three basic disciplines and they are as follows actuator building block, power distribution, and control. Modified author abstract