FCSDT has two main capabilities:
The first function is to design the FCS itself while the second function is to perform some analyses which affect design of other sub-spaces in the aircraft design space.
The following is a list of FCSDT functionalities in design and analysis.
- FCS architecture design
- Reliability analysis
- Failure mode study
- Control allocation
- Response simulation
- Stability and control analysis
- Handling quality assessment
- Control laws design
- Control laws definition
- Flight simulation
These functionalities are performed by five modules or sub-codes which form FCSDT.