Secondary Power: Benefits of Digital Control and Vehicle Management System Integration 881498
Secondary power by definition is any power other than main propulsive power. Integrated digital control of the Secondary Power System will play an important role in the overall enhancement of advance fighter aircraft. This paper will address the design and development philosophy as well as the potential benefits and impacts of developing an integrated digitally controlled and monitored Secondary Power System. Subsystem design requirements and critical technologies needed for implementation and integration with a Vehicle Management System (VMS) will be identified. A design approach and roadmap will be presented on the procedure to target such a system for a fully integrated application such as VMS.