Accession Number:

ADA065136

Title:

An Integrated Fault-Tolerant Avionics System Concept for Advanced Aircraft.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CHARLES STARK DRAPER LAB INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

325.0

Abstract:

A conceptual baseline design for a highly integrated fault- and damage-tolerant avionics architecture is presented. The architecture is generic in nature, and applicable to a broad range of aircraft types including CTOL, VTOL, and VSTOL and all classes from supersonic fighters to transports. The architecture embodies pools of modular resources, configured to flexibly serve required functions on a priority basis. By including system elements which can serve multiple functions and taking maximum advantage of systematic fault-tolerance methods and procedures, the design tends to minimize replication of elements and overall complexity. In concert with logistics and maintenance procedures designed around the pooled modular element approach, the architecture can provide required performance, reliability, damage tolerance, and availability at minimum life-cycle costs. Its inherent flexibility allows it to readily incorporate a wide variety of mission-specific elements and to easily adapt to growth and change as new elements and requirements arise. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Transport Aircraft
  • VSTOL
  • Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE