Cybaru wrote:NRao wrote:WRT the AMCA, it was supposed to be FBL, not FBW. If that is still the game plane, then pretty much everything changes. Nothing in common with the LCA as far as the nerve center is concerned. The AMCA will have no wires to seriously talk about. (On that matter, Dr. A. K. Ghosh has been at it for about 10 years now.)
Nothing significant changes when we go from fly by wire to light. The end consumption of data and the data produced remain same. The medium carrying the data changes and the speed it is transmitted to and from producers and consumers of the data changes. The connectors that transmit and receive data change (as its optical now), but there is no significant change in upper layers (application layer) if the underlying physical transport layer changes.
Not entirely true. There are stuff that only a strand of glass can effectively do. In the short term, look forward to much better sensor fusion and much simpler PVI. Long term, you are gonna see much better sensors to fuse data from. This is apart from the obvious pros of a)Simpler and lighter cable loom b)EMP and lightning immunity
BTW, don't expect to have any 'flying' by light for decades. Glass will poke into the sensor/display area first.