Accession Number:

ADA478472

Title:

Advanced, Adaptive, Modular, Distributed, Generic Universal FADEC Framework for Intelligent Propulsion Control Systems (Preprint)

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH PROPULSION DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

Today, each FADEC is unique and expensive to develop, produce, maintain, and upgrade for its particular application. Each FADEC is a centralized system, with a redundant, central computer and centrally located analog signal interfacing circuitry for interfacing with sensors and actuators located throughout the propulsion system. It is to establish a universal or common standard for engine controls and accessories. This will significantly reduce the high development and support costs across platforms. What is needed is a Universal FADEC UF Platform with a flexible process with commercial-off-the-shelf COTS technology and product solutions that are fully independent and composable, and reliable. The term UF implies open system architectures with common or universal standardized inputs and outputs with reusable software, and a reduced number of components. A centralized or distributed multi-sensor system that is capable of fusing gathered data and using it as a basis for making decisions will provide greater robustness, timeliness and fault tolerance.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE