Accession Number : ADA019856

Title :   Voter/Monitor Development for a Digital Flight Control System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Ahern,Daniel B.

Report Date : DEC 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : In the future digital processors will be used to compute control surface deflections based upon pilot inputs, current surface position and other variables. The purpose of this investigation was to generate an algorithm to choose the best output signal from among four asynchronous inputs. The problem was divided into two tasks: comparison monitoring and signal selection. The use of an IMP-16C microprocessor to implement the algorithm is discussed and the design of an interface which will allow communications between the flight control processors and the digital voter/monitor is presented.

Descriptors :   *Flight control systems, *Fly by wire control, Digital systems, Processing equipment, Monitors, Selection, Algorithms, Microcomputers, FORTRAN, Theses, Computer programs, Computerized simulation

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE