|Object Name:||Lynx AFCS Test Controller (space model)|
|Manufacturer:||Marconi-Elliott Avionic Systems Ltd|
|Division:||Flight Controls [FCD]|
|Year of Manufacture:||circa 1980|
|Location:||Triple Shelf Unit L (control panels) [Main Store]|
Mod Record -
This is a model of the Test Controller which forms part of the Mk34 AFCS system which provides attitude stabilization in the pitch and roll axes. Stabilization demands are fed to limited authority series actuators which in turn drive the main powered flying controls. In the yaw axis the system operates as a yaw rate damping system to stabilise the aircraft during manual and automatic flight. The Test Controller is a cockpit mounted unit designed to provide a means of in-flight monitoring of the control signals to, or the position of, each series actuator. It is also used in conjunction with Built In Test Equipment BITE to provide 1st line test facility for the system.