Accession Number : ADA132638

Title :   Flight Evaluation of a Linear Optical Displacement Transducer.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 82-May 83,

Corporate Author : ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL COLUMBUS OH NORTH AMERICAN AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Solomon,Ernest J

PDF Url : ADA132638

Report Date : May 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 127

Abstract : The flight demonstration and evaluation of the operation of the MIL-T-85289 Linear Optical Displacement Transducer (LODT) as an active sensing unit of the Advanced Flight Control Actuation System in a T-2C aircraft were successfully accomplished. The test installation contained a LODT as the rudder position feedback device, fiber optic link, computer interface unit, microcomputer, direct-drive rudder actuator, electronic drive unit, force transducers, and a localized 8000 PSI (55 MPa) hydraulic supply. The system met all laboratory and flight test objectives and demonstrated that the LODT represents a viable approach to EMI immunity in advanced aircraft control systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Transducers, *Actuators, *Control systems, *Drives, *Fiber optics transmission lines, *Aircraft equipment, Hydraulic power, Displacement, Data links, Flight testing, Optical properties, Fiber optics, Drives(Electronics), Laboratories, Aircraft, Computers, Demonstrations, Position(Location), Test facilities, Flight, Control, Microcomputers, Immunity, Interfaces, Rudders, Digital systems, Detection

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE