Accession Number:

ADA133274

Title:

A Study of Digitally Controlled Flight Control Actuation

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Aug 80-Jun 1983

Corporate Author:

HR TEXTRON INC VALENCIA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

152.0

Abstract:

This report describes a study of flight control actuation system with an objective to determine the degree of digitalization possible between the digital flight control processor and the control surface. A typical analog actuation system is defined as a reference for comparison with five alternates, each mechanized with increasing amounts of digital equipment. The report provides a basis for determining the direction of digital actuation systems. It verifies that distributed actuation systems are now feasible and promise enhanced performance, relability, and cost reductions.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE