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A Prototype Fly-by-Wire Flight Control System.
Final rept. 15 Apr 67-15 Aug 68,
SPERRY RAND CORP PHOENIX AZ SPERRY FLIGHT SYSTEMS DIV
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A discussion is presented of fly-by-wire flight control systems in which vehicle motion is the controlled parameter. Electrical signal transmission is employed from the pilots station to the electrohydraulic servomechanism. An experimental laboratory model fly-by-wire control system is designed, constructed, tested, and evaluated for performance to demonstrate the feasibility and capability of the fly-by-wire system. Aircraft analysis of the B-47 is made to determine the artificial feel requirements for this application. Reliability calculations and failure mode analysis are discussed. Peripheral equipment required such as a side arm controller, preflight automatic self-test equipment, and the pilots control panel is designed, constructed, and described. Author
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