Factors in Selecting Digital or Analog Computation for Flight Control 650597
Consideration of the factors involved in selection of the flight control computation approach indicates that digital computation offers a degree of flexibility not inherent in analog systems. The purpose of the paper is to present to the flight control designer those factors which indicate the desirability of a digital flight control system. The similarity of the concept to analog systems is discussed as are the reliability and microcircuit advantages of digital computation. The basic point of the paper is that the techniques and components are now available to provide digital computation for the flight control problem.