Aircraft fuel management reconfigurable system with smart components for distributed decision

Jose M. Giron-Sierra, Santiago Cifuentes, Juan F. Jimenez, Miguel A. Seminario, Carlos C Insaurralde

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This papers introduces a current research on avionic distributed control systems, using smart components. The research focus on fuel management systems. The nearest experimental target is real flight testing into three years. For safety reasons the new distributed system has to react with pertinent reconfigurations when there are problems in the system, as detected by the smart components. Likewise, it is possible that the fuel plant changes, for instance whne extra tanks are added, so the distributed control system has to reconfigure its functionality. The specific experimental platform for the research is an helicopter. The paper describes the control problem, the control distribution concept, the smart components, and the present research for reconfiguration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, 2008
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-2287-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2286-9
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event10th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision - Hanoi, Viet Nam
Duration: 17 Dec 200820 Dec 2008


Conference10th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision
Abbreviated titleICARCV 2008
CountryViet Nam


  • avionic systems
  • smart components
  • distributed control
  • reconfigurable systems

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