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Phoenix Flight Control Computer

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0602
Category: Flight Control
Object Type: Signal/Data Processor
Object Name: Phoenix Flight Control Computer
Part No: 49-145-03
Serial No: 0097
Manufacturer: GEC Avionics
Division: Flight Controls [FCD]
Platform(s): Phoenix UAV
Year of Manufacture: Unknown
Dimensions: Width (mm): 281
Height (mm): 230
Depth (mm): 220
Weight (g): 4,060
Location: Rack RAA01 [Main Store]

NSN 1670 99 7766 694
Item: Flight Control Computer
Ser 0097
Modification Record 2


Throttle demands come from the digital flight control computer, which is the heart of the Phoenix air vehicle. The vehicle is designed to fly autonomously with the minimum of operator intervention. Onboard sensors, including air data, and attitude and heading reference, provide autonomous navigation backed up by periodic position updates from the ground. The flight control computer provides a range of autopilot modes to reduce operator workload, stabilises the pod, and initiates and controls air vehicle recovery.

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