Accession Number:

ADA101412

Title:

A Continuously Reconfiguring Multi-Microprocessor Flight Control System.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Aug 79-30 Apr 81,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

150.0

Abstract:

Recent research at the US Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories Flight Dynamics Lab has resulted in the development of a promising microprocessor-based flight control system design. This system is characterized by a collection of cooperatively autonomous distributed microcomputers interconnected by an arbitrary number of common serial multiplex busses. Each processor in the system independently determines its assignments using a simple algorithm that dynamically redistributes system functions from processor to processor in a never-ending process of reconfiguration. This approach offers several benefits in terms of system reliability, and the architecture in general incorporates many state-of-the-art features which promise improved system throughput, expandability, and above all, ease of programming.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE