The Advanced System Monitor (ASM) is an integrated display device using digital data acquisition and processing techniques, and is intended for a new generation of transport aircraft. It provides the flight crew with the critical airplane condition data in one centralized location.
The equipment described constitutes the data acquisition, processing, and control portion which works in conjunction with the ASMs electronic display. The mechanization is a dual redundant system having operational modes which allow for the safe flight of aircraft even if there are two failures.
The heart of the system is a general-purpose computer which monitors and, on command, provides the crew with aircraft condition status and automatically notifies of deteriorating conditions so that an appropriate action can be taken.
This system also accommodates the recording of maintenance and crew performance parameters.