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Full Authority Digital Electronic Control Application to a Variable Cycle Engine
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published September 01, 1980 by SAE International in United States
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This paper describes the design, fabrication, and system bench testing of an advanced Full Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC) in preparation for full-scale testing on a variable cycle aircraft engine. This control provides all computation and signal-handling capability necessary for the advanced variable cycle engine control task, and is designed to meet challenging reliability, weight, envelope, and life cycle cost objectives. Advanced controller techniques, a unique Failure Indication and Corrective Action feature which allows continued engine operation without significant performance degradation under multiple fault conditions, and use of large-area multilayer ceramic hybrid modules will be demonstrated for the first time in an on-engine control system.
CitationVizzini, R. and Toot, P., "Full Authority Digital Electronic Control Application to a Variable Cycle Engine," SAE Technical Paper 801203, 1980, https://doi.org/10.4271/801203.
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