Military Embedded Systems

TT Electronics PLC

Engineering Director, Aerospace and Defense, at TT Electronics

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Modular strategies for power conversion in UASs address SWaP concerns and increased electrification - Story

March 07, 2022

Electrical power onboard aircraft is traditionally generated from some type of engine and AC generator set. AC power is distributed and then converted to DC at or near the point of load, as every electronic system requires DC power. Increasingly, DC power distribution strategies are taking the lead in power-system design, especially for applications – like unmanned aerial systems (UASs) – where size, weight, and power (SWaP) concerns are paramount. Modular DC-DC options enable smart voltage trade-offs, flexible distribution architectures, and the ability to scale for reuse in various applications across aircraft used in military and civil arenas.

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