Status, Vision, and Challenges of an Intelligent Distributed Engine Control Architecture 2007-01-3859
A Distributed Engine Control Working Group (DECWG) consisting of the Department of Defense (DoD), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)- Glenn Research Center (GRC) and industry has been formed to examine the current and future requirements of propulsion engine systems. The scope of this study will include an assessment of the paradigm shift from centralized engine control architecture to an architecture based on distributed control utilizing open system standards. Included will be a description of the work begun in the 1990's, which continues today, followed by the identification of the remaining technical challenges which present barriers to on-engine distributed control.
Alireza Behbahani, Dennis Culley, Sheldon Carpenter, Bill Mailander, Bobbie Hegwood, Bert Smith, Christopher Darouse, Tim Mahoney, Ronald Quinn, Gary Battestin, Walter Roney, Richard Millar, Colin Bluish, William Rhoden, Bruce Wood, Jim Krodel, Bill Storey
Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA Glenn Research Center, GE Aviation, Rolls-Royce, Army AATD, Honeywell, BAE Systems, Navy NAVAIR, Rolls-Royce Liberty Works, Hamilton Sundstrand, Pratt & Whitney, Goodrich
Aerospace Technology Conference and Exposition