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The Application of Hardware in the Loop Testing for Distributed Engine ControlThe essence of a distributed control system is the modular partitioning of control function across a hardware implementation. This type of control architecture requires embedding electronics in a multitude of control element nodes for the execution of those functions, and their integration as a unified system. As the field of distributed aeropropulsion control moves toward reality, questions about building and validating these systems remain. This paper focuses on the development of hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) test techniques for distributed aero engine control, and the application of HIL testing as it pertains to potential advanced engine control applications that may now be possible due to the intelligent capability embedded in the nodes.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Thomas, George L.
(Vantage Partners, LLC Cleveland, OH, United States)
Culley, Dennis E.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Brand, Alex
(Sporian Microsystems, Inc. Lafayette, CO, United States)
Date Acquired
January 31, 2017
Publication Date
July 25, 2016
Subject Category
Aircraft Propulsion And Power
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Meeting: AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Country: United States
Start Date: July 25, 2016
End Date: July 27, 2016
Sponsors: Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc., American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Society for Electrical Engineers
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 109492.
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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