This paper presents an application of Discrete Event Supervisory (DES) control theory for intelligent decision and control of a twin-engine aircraft propulsion system. A dual layer hierarchical DES controller is designed to supervise and coordinate the operation of two engines of the propulsion system. The two engines are individually controlled to achieve enhanced performance and reliability, necessary for fulfilling the mission objectives. Each engine is operated under a continuously varying control system that maintains the specified performance and a local discrete-event supervisor for condition monitoring and life extending control. A global upper level DES controller is optimally designed for load balancing and overall health and mission management of the aircraft propulsion system.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Proceedings of the American Control Conference|
|State||Published - 2005|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Systems Engineering