The present investigation is concerned with the impact of integrated flight, inlet, and engine control system architectures on system effectiveness and life cycle cost (LCC). The aircraft employed in the investigation is a modified YF-12 with a cruise Mach number of 2.5. The aircraft has two advanced technology aircraft JT-69 afterburning, low-bypass turbofan engines. Advanced technologies suitable for use in future flight/propulsion control systems are related to distributed computer networks, fault tolerant computers and software, analytical redundancy, self-checking microprocessor pairs, advanced direct drive actuators, fiber optic data buses, VLSI microcircuits, and skewed sensors. The integrated architectures were found to have fewer sensors, actuators, and power sources than the nonintegrated architectures.
AIRCRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
AIAA PAPER 83-2563