Accession Number : ADP002298

Title :   Implementing Microprocessor Technology in Aircraft Electrical Power Generating System Control,


Personal Author(s) : Ruffner,G. ; Menl,B. ; Lorenz,S.

Report Date : SEP 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Today's 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.

Descriptors :   *Electric power production, *Microprocessors, Integrated circuits, Jet transport aircraft, Avionics, Control systems, Modules(Electronics), Circuit interconnections, Voltage regulation, Test equipment, Self contained, Circuit analysis, Bus conductors, Adapters, Auxiliary, Power equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE