A Study of Digitally Controlled Flight Control Actuation
Final technical rept. Aug 80-Jun 1983
HR TEXTRON INC VALENCIA CA
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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.
- Flight Control and Instrumentation