The FSM was conceived to help manage fuel supply during flight to improve safety and reduce pilot workload. eventualities contingency Fuel is stored in various fuel tanks in different locations on an aircraft. An aircraft fuel supply system is there to deliver fuel from storage tanks to the engine(s). As engine(s) consume this fuel, aircraft balance and fuel supply security mission risk delivery risks are affected. As this fuel is consumed by the engine(s) these tanks empty out. To maintain correct balance throughout fuel direction needs to be actively managed. Management consists of controlling selectors and pumps but also monitoring. Fuel leak contingency - cross-check fuel flow sensor derived levels with fuel level sensor derived levels. risk mitigation The pilot simply monitors this process and may override it manually at any time.
The FSM maintains lateral or longitudinal balance by activating one of two pumps to direct fuel from different airframe locations to the aircraft engine(s), thereby reducing the pilot's workload. The pilot simply monitors this process and may override it manually at any time.
The FSM gathers fuel system information directly via fuel level probes, fuel flow sensors, pump statuses, and more or indirectly via the serial data stream from another device.
A further option is the graphical display of the fuel layout accomplished via our DX1 to improve fuel management situational awareness.