With the increased use of electronic flight-control systems for better aircraft performance and cost-effectiveness, development and test techniques which can insure the integrity of such systems have become critically important. Rapid advances in solid-state electronics have permitted a hundred-fold decrease in control computer size, power and cost the past two decades. Designers have capitalized on these gains primarily by incorporating additional control functions to improve aircraft capabilities. Resulting control systems have become very complex and reliability requirements have mushroomed. A summary is presented of the evolution of these requirements, outlines the current status of flight control reliability, and highlights promising methods of achieving integrity in future flight control systems.

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 489-497
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173479
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 77CH 1220-3CS Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM