CATEGORY 7 - NAVIGATION AND AVIONICS
CATEGORY 7 - NAVIGATION AND AVIONICS
7E001 "Technology" according to the General Technology Note for the "development" of equipment or "software", specified in 7A, 7B, 7D001, 7D002, 7D003, 7D005 and 7D101 to 7D103.
7E002 "Technology" according to the General Technology Note for the "production" of equipment specified in 7A or 7B.
7E003 "Technology" according to the General Technology Note for the repair, refurbishing or overhaul of equipment specified in 7A001 to 7A004.
7E004 Other "technology" as follows:
a. "Technology" for the "development" or "production" of any of the following:
1. Not used;
2. Air data systems based on surface static data only, i.e., which dispense with conventional air data probes;
3. Three dimensional displays for “aircraft”;
4. Not used;
5. Electric actuators (i.e., electromechanical, electrohydrostatic and integrated actuator package) specially designed for "primary flight control";
6. "Flight control optical sensor array" specially designed for implementing "active flight control systems"; or
7. "DBRN" systems designed to navigate underwater, using sonar or gravity databases, that provide a positioning "accuracy" equal to or less (better) than 0,4 nautical miles;
b. "Development""technology", as follows, for "active flight control systems" (including fly-by-wire or fly-by-light):
1. Photonic-based "technology" for sensing "aircraft" or flight control component state, transferring flight control data, or commanding actuator movement, "required" for fly-by-light "active flight control systems";
2. Not used;
3. Real-time algorithms to analyze component sensor information to predict and preemptively mitigate impending degradation and failures of components within an "active flight control system";
4. Real-time algorithms to identify component failures and reconfigure force and moment controls to mitigate "active flight control system" degradations and failures;
5. Integration of digital flight control, navigation and propulsion control data, into a digital flight management system for "total control of flight";
6. Not used;
7. "Technology" "required" for deriving the functional requirements for "fly-by-wire systems" having all of the following:
a. Inner-loop' airframe stability controls requiring loop closure rates of 40 Hz or greater; and
b. Having any of the following:
1. Corrects an aerodynamically unstable airframe, measured at any point in the design flight envelope, that would lose recoverable control if not corrected within 0,5 seconds;
2. Couples controls in two or more axes while compensating for 'abnormal changes in aircraft state';
3. Performs the functions specified in 7E004.b.5.; or
4. Enables "aircraft" to have stable controlled flight, other than during take-off or landing, at greater than 18 degrees angle of attack, 15 degrees side slip, 15 degrees/second pitch or yaw rate, or 90 degrees/second roll rate;
8. "Technology" "required" for deriving the functional requirements for "fly-by-wire systems" to achieve all of the following:
a. No loss of control of the "aircraft" in the event of a consecutive sequence of any two individual faults within the "fly-by-wire system"; and
b. Probability of loss of control of the "aircraft" being less (better) than 1 x 10-9 failures per flight hour;
c. "Technology" for the "development" of helicopter systems, as follows:
1. Multi-axis fly-by-wire or fly-by-light controllers, which combine the functions of at least two of the following into one controlling element:
a. Collective controls;
b. Cyclic controls;
c. Yaw controls;
2. "Circulation-controlled anti-torque or circulation-controlled direction control systems";
3. Rotor blades incorporating "variable geometry airfoils", for use in systems using individual blade control.
7E101 "Technology" according to the General Technology Note for the "use" of equipment specified in 7A001 to 7A006, 7A101 to 7A106, 7A115 to 7A117, 7B001, 7B002, 7B003, 7B102, 7B103, 7D101 to 7D103.
7E102 "Technology" for protection of avionics and electrical subsystems against electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and electromagnetic interference (EMI) hazards, from external sources, as follows:
a. Design "technology" for shielding systems;
b. Design "technology" for the configuration of hardened electrical circuits and subsystems;
c. Design "technology" for the determination of hardening criteria of 7E102.a. and 7E102.b.
7E104 "Technology" for the integration of the flight control, guidance, and propulsion data into a flight management system for optimization of rocket system trajectory.