Patent Issued for Reconfigurable FADEC with Flash Based FPGA Control Channel and ASIC Sensor Signal Processor for Aircraft Engine ControlRolls-Royce CorporationNewsRx.com
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Rolls-Royce Corporation (Indianapolis, IN) has been issued patent number 8327117, according to news reporting originating out of Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews editors.
The patent's inventors are Smilg, Lawrence Mitchell (Carmel, IN); Ernst, James (Carmel, IN); Zeller, Robert (Noblesville, IN).
This patent was filed on August 29, 2008 and was cleared and issued on December 4, 2012.
From the background information supplied by the inventors, news correspondents obtained the following quote: "A conventional full authority digital electronic control (FADEC) for a gas turbine engine is typically limited in application to the specific engine for which the FADEC is designed. This limitation leads to the repeated expense in designing, manufacturing and testing FADECs each time a new type of gas turbine engine is released.
"There is a continuing need for technology development relating to developing more cost effective and reconfigurable FADECs that can be implemented on generally any new type of gas turbine engine. The present invention satisfies this need in a novel and nonobvious way."
Supplementing the background information on this patent, VerticalNews reporters also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent: "In an aspect of the present invention, a reconfigurable FADEC includes a reconfigurable device configured for performing digital computing functions (CPU). A reconfigurable Mixed-Signal Programmable Device (MSPD) communicates with the reconfigurable CPU and is configured for performing analog I/O functions. A data bus is coupled to the reconfigurable CPU and the MSPD. The data bus is configured for connecting the reconfigurable CPU and the MSPD to an external connector."
For the URL and additional information on this patent, see: Smilg, Lawrence Mitchell; Ernst, James; Zeller, Robert. Reconfigurable FADEC with Flash Based FPGA Control Channel and ASIC Sensor Signal Processor for Aircraft Engine Control. U.S. Patent Number 8327117, filed August 29, 2008, and issued December 4, 2012. Patent URL: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=16&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=772&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20121204.PD.&OS=ISD/20121204&RS=ISD/20121204
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