Solid State Multiplexed Electrical Power Distribution System 700301

This paper presents an Advanced Electric Distribution System (AEDS) for future generations of military and commercial airplanes. Based on development activities over the past two years, and complemented by various suppliers, Air Force and Navy development programs, it has become evident that a “Solid State Multiplexed Electrical Power Distribution System” is the direction that should be pursued. This presentation emphasizes the system application, rather than the specific system or equipment design.
It is considered that significant benefits will accrue to future airplane development programs by use of AEDS and associated application of Remote Power Controllers (RPCs) provided that they are incorporated early in the development and applied within their “application limits” as compared to being used as a “direct replacement” for the existing conventional distribution system with associated thermal circuit breakers. These benefits will include such items as wire weight reduction, crew work load reduction, reduced panel space requirements in the flight deck, and automatic load management functions.


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