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Simulation-Based Design of Aircraft Electrical Power Systems

Tolga Kurtoglu
Palo Alto Research Center, USA

Peter Bunus
Palo Alto Research Center, USA

Johan De Kleer
Palo Alto Research Center, USA

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Published in: Proceedings of the 8th International Modelica Conference; March 20th-22nd; Technical Univeristy; Dresden; Germany

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 63:78, p. 704-712

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Published: 2011-06-30

ISBN: 978-91-7393-096-3

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


Early stage design provides the greatest opportunities to explore design alternatives and perform trade studies before costly design decisions are made. The goal of this research is to develop a simulation-based framework that enables architectural analysis of complex systems during the conceptual design phase. Using this framework; design teams can systematically explore architectural design decisions during the early stage of system development prior to the selection of specific components. The analysis performed at this earliest stage of design facilitates the development of more robust and reliable system architectures. Application of the presented method to the design of a representative aerospace electrical power system (EPS) demonstrates these capabilities.


Simulation-based design; electrical power system; architectural design; concept generation


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