Aircraft turbine engine control systems development: historical perspective

Jackson Lutambo, Jiqiang Wang, Hong Yue, Georgi Dimirovsky

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This paper describes the development of aircraft turbine engine control systems from the historical point of view to the present. With the increasing emphasis on aircraft safety, enhanced performance, and affordability, as well as the need to reduce the environmental effect caused by aircraft, there are many new challenges being faced by the designers of aircraft propulsion systems. The paper provides an overview of the various technological development activities in aircraft engine control and diagnostics, both current and some accomplished in the recent past. The motivations for each of the research efforts, the research approach, technical challenges, and the key progress to date are summarized.
Original languageEnglish
Pages5736 – 5741
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2015
Event34th Chinese Control Conference (CCC2015) - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 28 Jul 201530 Jul 2015


Conference34th Chinese Control Conference (CCC2015)


  • control system
  • gas turbine engine
  • hydromechanical system
  • FullAuthority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC)
  • Digital Electronic Engine Control (DEEC)
  • aerospace engines
  • aircraft turbine engine control system


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