Future Novel Control and Monitoring (SILEOT 2 P16)
This project aimed to significantly enhance the performance, reliability and cost of the aerospace gas turbine engine control system, to ensure not only a competitive future engine, but one that meets emission targets (e.g. ACARE goals) and emerging legislation. The ATI-supported project intended to develop advanced fuel system technologies aligning to the vision proposed for the Advanced Systems in the AGP strategy (Lifting Off) – Implementing the Strategic Vision for UK Aerospace. Specifically, novel advanced actuators to accommodate higher duty and fit to an ever shrinking engine envelope, step change improvement in fuel pumping as a result of higher duty, flow rate, thermal efficiency and reliability, development of power electronics and electric machines to supporting electric pumping delivering the benefits of a more electric aircraft, and finally to examine future engine health monitoring for increased efficiency and cost saving benefits.