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Implementing Microprocessor Technology in Aircraft Electrical Power Generating System Control,
SUNDSTRAND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY GROUP ROCKFORD IL
Todays advanced aircraft electrical power generating systems rely on microprocessor technology for the implementation of most control, protection, and built-in test functions. Microprocessors offer distinct advantages over discrete logic devices in system design and performance. This paper highlights these advantages by illustrating the design implementation process used in current systems and then expands on these advantages. By adapting more advanced microprocessor systems in the next generation of aircraft electric systems, additional functions can be implemented. Microprocessor control of generator paralleling and voltage regulation coupled with more effective built in test capabilities will result in significant improvements in system performance.
This article is from 'Auxiliary Power Systems: Conference Proceedings of the Propulsion and Energetics Panel B Specialists' Meeting (61st) Held at Copenhagen, Denmark on 30-31 May 1983,' AD-A136 220, p17-1-17-15.