1991-04-01

Flight Control Actuation System for the B-2 Advanced Technology Bomber 911112

The B-2 Advanced Technology Bomber has a very unconventional shape and unique requirements to fulfill its mission. In order to satisfy the demanding requirements for the B-2's excellent handling qualities a flight control system was developed with unrivaled performance and sophistication. A key subsystem of the flight control system is the Flight Control Actuation System (FCAS). The FCAS is a self-contained quadraplex system that includes hydraulic actuators with direct drive servovalves for all surfaces, electronic actuator loop closures, and redundancy management.

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