Accession Number : AD0902445

Title :   Reliability and Redundancy Study for Electronic Flight Control Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 71-Mar 72,

Corporate Author : HONEYWELL INC MINNEAPOLIS MINN GOVERNMENT AND AERONAUTICAL PRODUCTS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Helfinstine,Robert F. ; Montague,Lyle L. ; Seller,Gordon L.

Report Date : JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 229

Abstract : This report contains the results of a three-part study relating to development of electronic (fly-by-wire) flight control systems. Flight safety and mission reliability goals for fly-by-wire flight control systems were derived based on a survey of Navy-supplied data on operational aircraft. Electronics augmentation equipment was surveyed to determine achieved reliability on this equipment. Correlation factors were derived for reliability predictions to achieve better accuracy in prediction techniques for electronic systems. Three basic fly-by-wire system mechanizations were studied. Relative merits of each were determined, particularly with respect to monitoring and built-in test functions. Design criteria were developed for a selected configuration. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT), NAVAL AIRCRAFT, JET FIGHTERS, ATTACK BOMBERS, ELECTRIC WIRE, HYDRAULIC ACTUATORS, REDUNDANT COMPONENTS, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS), FAILURE(ELECTRONICS), SAFETY, MONITORS, TEST SETS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, LIGHTNING, PROTECTION, MAINTAINABILITY

Subject Categories : Bombers
      Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE