Distributed Engine Control

EtherFly can enable distributed architectures for the control of large engines and provide better operational performances, optimized design, maintenance cycle and reduction of cost of control.

 

 

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This application area covers industrial engines such as:

• Turbines
• Gas turbines
• Gas engine
• Diesel engine
• Locomotive engine
• Others critical rotating machine such as wind turbines
 
The decomposition of the Engine Control Problem into functional elements results in modular components that create the building blocks of any engine control System. In addition the use of System standards would enhance benefits by leveraging the greatest possible market for components.

 

 

 

EtherFly can enable distributed engine control (vs centralized) with the following benefits: 

Reduce overall controls and accessories weight for the propulsion system,
Increase system reliability by adapting to System aging effects and isolating faults
Improve Engine performance
Reduce engine life cost
Reduce time to design / modify engine control System
• Also reduce weight by enabling the implementation of other new control technologies which effect engine weight reduction
Improve Control System Accuracy and Responsiveness by improving long-term sensor and actuator accuracy, enabling the availability of more System information, improving loop responsiveness with local control
Reduce Initial Design Cycle by providing a set of functional building blocks which are common across engines and engine platforms

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