Accession Number : ADA195406

Title :   A Fiber Optic Collective Flight Control System for Helicopters.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND I UNIV KINGSVILLE

Personal Author(s) : Golson, Ellis W

PDF Url : ADA195406

Report Date : May 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The objective of this thesis is to design a fiber optic transmission system to replace the present collective flight control system for helicopters. A discussion of the present collective control system is presented as well as fiber optic system components necessary to provide positive collective control of the aircraft. Computer simulation has been utilized where possible to verify modulation and receiver circuitry. The fiber optic system provides advantages in weight, survivability, and cockpit organization.

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, *OPTICAL EQUIPMENT COMPONENTS, AIRCRAFT, CIRCUITS, COCKPITS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, CONTROL, CONTROL SYSTEMS, HELICOPTERS, MODULATION, ORGANIZATIONS, RECEIVERS, SURVIVABILITY, TRANSMITTANCE

Subject Categories : Optics
      Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE