Fiber optic AFDX for flight control systems

Fiber optic systems are often cited as a way to gain EMI immunity, reduce weight, and increase bandwidth. Avionics Full-Duplex Switched Ethernet (AFDX), specified in ARINC 664 Aircraft Data Network, Part 7, is a fiber optic avionics bus specification used on the Airbus A380, Boeing 787, and others. It was designed as an upgrade to the standard Ethernet… CONTINUE READING