Ames Research Center initiated a program in 1975 to provide the critical information required for the design of integrated avionics suitable for general aviation. The program has emphasized the use of data busing, distributed microprocessors, shared electronic displays and data entry devices, and improved functional capability. Design considerations have included cost, reliability, maintainability, and modularity. As a final step, a demonstration advanced avionics system (DAAS) was designed, built, and flight tested in a Cessna 402, twin-engine, general-aviation aircraft. This paper provides a functional description of the DAAS, including a description of the system architecture, and briefly reviews the program and flight-test results.The selected node is indicated by the agt; symbol which is toggled between the two choices by sequential pressing of the bezel key. ... The computer processor units (other than CPU-2) use the intel 8086, 16-bit microprocessor and have 2 K of 16- bit ... in which more than 100 evaluation pilots and observers participated, were conducted to answer this basic question. ... Although the DABS capability was added several months after the final design was completed and fabrication started, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Design, development, and flight test of a demonstration advanced avionics system|
|Author||:||D. G. Denergy|