|Object Type:||Signal/Data Processor|
|Object Name:||EAP Actuator Drive Unit (ADU)|
|Year of Manufacture:||1987|
|Location:||Rack RAA01 [Main Store]|
Vers. Nr. Actuator Drive Unit
Bodenseewerk Gerätetechnik GmbH
Spec. Nr. SP-B-27-B-203
Werk Nr. 002
GEC Avionics Ltd
This item is an ADU Actuator Drive Unit which has a removable Power Supply hence the combined name. It was made for the Experimental Aircraft Programme (a development aircraft in the Typhoon programme) in around 1982. It was designed by Nick Belcher and manufactured for EAP by Bodenseewerk Geratetechnik GmbH. This unit was a remote actuator drive for the rear surfaces of EAP Serial data input outputs to L/R Inboard flaperons, L/R Outboard flaperon and rudder.
There were four units on the aircraft and they had to operate in a very extreme environment in an ambient of 95°C mounted under the airbrake and over the jet pipe.
The Actuator Drive Unit contains a Power Supply Unit manufactured by GEC Avionics Ltd.