In-Flight Testing of a Fault-Tolerant Multiplex System in the NC-131H Total In-Flight Simulator.
Final rept. Mar-May 74,
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An eight hour flight test program was conducted using the USAF Total In-Flight Simulator TIFS airplane to evaluate the performance of a Hughes Aircraft Company Fault-Tolerant Digital Airborne Data System F-DADS. Multiplex links consisting of twisted shielded wires, fibre optics, and a microwave dielectric bus were investigated for their potential usefulness. The multiplex system was used successfully to transmit pilot control signals and autopilot feedback signals for all three data links with the TIFS airplane operating in a fly-by-wire mode.
- Transport Aircraft
- Flight Control and Instrumentation