Accession Number:

ADA230559

Title:

Digital Systems Validation Handbook. Volume 2

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COMPUTER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT INC HERNDON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

209.0

Abstract:

Application of microprocessor-based computers to flight critical systems is becoming more commonplace. The flight management systems on board the newest series of aircraft bring to aviation a new capability in management of the air traffic and additional capability for safe flight in marginal weather conditions. All-electronic engines have come into use on the latest generation aircraft as well. Stability augmentation puts the control of aircraft loads under computer control. The latest Airbus has brought military fly-by-wire concepts into commercial aviation for stability and control. This Airbus, operated by a new generation of on-board computers, offers greater fuel efficiency and smoother flight path control under varying aircraft configurations. Additional computer applications are under development to increase future aircraft system automation for stability and control, and for flight management. Considerable attention has been directed toward the technology and methods for validating the performance of these flight critical systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE