Fly-by-Wire Flight Control System is an electromechanical system that replaces the conventional manual flight controls of an aircraft with sticks and electronic control units. Fly-By-Wire systems are as reliable as traditional, mechanically linked systems – at lower cost and with less maintenance. Fly-By-Wire systems use computers to process the flight control inputs made by the pilot or autopilot, and send corresponding electrical signals to the flight control surface actuators.
Active Fly-By-Wire system provides dynamic feedback to the pilot through tactile information. This tactile feedback is achieved through the insertion of a programmable model driving to a servo system inside the inceptor.
Benefits of Active Fly-By-Wire System:
- Reduced through-life cost
- Improved safety and performance through use of tactile cues
- Carefree handling and reduced pilot workload through intuitive human-machine interface
- Lower system weight through electrical linking
- Reduced mechanical complexity
- Enhanced mission success and survivability
- Future growth capability through programmable features