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Aircraft Power Network Development with Model-Based Design

Steve Miller, MathWorks

In this webinar we demonstrate how to develop aircraft electrical networks using Model-Based Design.  Abstract and detailed models of the components in the network are used to enable both rapid iteration and detailed analysis.

This webinar includes demonstrations and explanations to show you how to:

  • Integrate requirements into your development process
  • Refine requirements using abstract component models
  • Model networks containing generators, AC loads, DC loads, and TRU
  • Analyze power quality at various points in different flight cycles
  • Accelerate development by running simulations in parallel

The race to develop more electric aircraft is forcing design changes at the system level and increasing the need for simulation.  Balancing the tradeoff of model fidelity and simulation speed is key to effective simulation.  Models that include only the necessary effects and use the appropriate simulation mode (continuous, discrete, phasor) make your development process more efficient, ensuring that you can test your design under a wide range of conditions.  Using Model-Based Design, you can optimize system-level performance and be confident that your system will meet all requirements.

About the Presenter: Steve Miller is responsible for the technical marketing of the physical modeling products at MathWorks. Steve joined MathWorks as an Application Engineer in 2005 and moved to the Design Automation Marketing group in 2006. Prior to that, Steve worked at Delphi Automotive in Braking Control Systems and at MSC.Software as an Adams specialist, consulting in various capacities at Ford, GM, Hyundai, BMW, and Audi. Steve has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

Product Focus

  • Simulink
  • Simscape Power Systems

Recorded: 9 Jan 2014