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Integrated topology for an aircraft electric power distribution system using MATLAB and ILP optimization technique and its implementation
by Madhikar, Pratik Ravindra, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 107; 1603969
Abstract (Summary)

The most important and crucial design feature while designing an Aircraft Electric Power Distribution System (EPDS) is reliability. In EPDS, the distribution of power is from top level generators to bottom level loads through various sensors, actuators and rectifiers with the help of AC & DC buses and control switches. As the demands of the consumer is never ending and the safety is utmost important, there is an increase in loads and as a result increase in power management. Therefore, the design of an EPDS should be optimized to have maximum efficiency. This thesis discusses an integrated tool that is based on a Need Based Design method and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) to achieve the optimum design of an EPDS to provide maximum reliability in terms of continuous connectivity, power management and minimum cost. If an EPDS is formulated as an optimization problem then it can be solved with the help of connectivity, cost and power constraints by using a linear solver to get the desired output of maximum reliability at minimum cost. Furthermore, the thesis also discusses the viability and implementation of the resulted topology on typical large aircraft specifications.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Mozumdar, Mohammad
Commitee: Aliasgari, Mehrdad, Hamano, Fumio
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Electrical Engineering
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Aerospace engineering
Keywords: Aircraft electric power distribution system (epds), Fault tree analysis (fta), Integer liner programming (ilp)
Publication Number: 1603969
ISBN: 978-1-339-25844-7
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