CANbus-based distributed fuel system with smart components

Jose M. Giron-Sierra*, Carlos C Insaurralde, Miguel A. Seminario, Juan F. Jimenez, Peter Klose

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A new distributed control system for fuel management and other avionics applications is introduced. The system consists of a network of smart components such as sensors, valves, and pumps which are connected via a controlled area network bus (CANbus). Thus, no central fuel management computer is required, wiring is simplified, and the weight decreases. The heart of each smart component is a CAN-enabled All smart components share a copy of the same code inside its microcontroller, for easier certification. A distribution methodology has been developed based on a set of automata and on the employment of CANbus (as the communication protocol) for global state broadcasting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)897-912
Number of pages16
JournalIEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008


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