|Object Type:||Signal/Data Processor|
|Object Name:||Typhoon Flight Control Computer|
|Year of Manufacture:||circa 2000|
|Location:||Rack RAA01 [Main Store]|
Flight Control Computer
Typhoon’s quadruplex-redundant digital flight control system is a development of that in the active control technology (ACT) Jaguar FBW test bed, the first digital fly-by-wire aircraft to fly without mechanical backup controls. More recently the FCC is very similar to that flight proven on the EAP. The system has to withstand two critical failures. Typhoon has four identical flight control computers with no fewer than 13 control surfaces. These computers house the flight resident software which stabilises the aircraft artificially then enables the pilot to fly it. In addition, they house software for failure management, reversion logic, and built-in test.