Fiber optics for flight control systems
Date of Award
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering
Advisor: John G. Weber
This paper investigates the use of fiber optic comminucation media in a digital flight control system. A number of recommendations are included to allow reliable use of fiber optics in this application. A proposed fiber optic media, AFDX, is studied using dynamic, real time models. The effect of latency introduced by AFDX is studied for an F-16 aircraft model. Finally, the effect of latency and jitter are correlated using a simpler induction heater model and PID controller.
Optical fiber communication, Flight control, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Fiber Optics, AFDX, Avionics, Control Systems, F-16, Latency, Jitter
Copyright 2014, author
Harris, Bryan William, "Fiber optics for flight control systems" (2014). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 766.