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1 February 1991 Development of fly-by-light systems for commercial aircraft
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Proceedings Volume 1369, Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms IV; (1991)
Event: SPIE Microelectronic Interconnect and Integrated Processing Symposium, 1990, San Jose, United States
Fly-by-wire/Flybylight (FBW/FBL) controls are in the process of supplanting traditional mechanical control technology for commercial transport aircraft. Douglas Aircraft Company in cooperation with its suppliers is actively pursuing a comprehensive program to develop and validate advanced flight control concepts and technologies. This paper details the various perceived technical barriers associated with fly bylight as well as the work in progress to overcome them. The advantages of flybylight technology are discussed with particular attention to its potential to help prevent and/or tolerate electromagnetic effects.
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John R. Todd and Larry J. Yount "Development of fly-by-light systems for commercial aircraft", Proc. SPIE 1369, Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms IV, (1 February 1991);


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