© 1992

Parallel Processing for Jet Engine Control


Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Haydn A. Thompson
    Pages 1-5
  3. Haydn A. Thompson
    Pages 99-125
  4. Haydn A. Thompson
    Pages 183-190
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 191-268

About this book


Parallel Processing Applications for Jet Engine Control is a volume in the new Advances in Industrial Control series, edited by Professor M.J. Grimble and Dr. M.A. Johnson of the Industrial Control Unit, University of Strathclyde. The book describes the mapping and load balancing of gas turbine engine and controller simulations onto arrays of transputers. It compares the operating system for transputers and the Uniform System upon the Butterfly Plus computer. The problem of applying formal methods to parallel asychronous processors is addressed, implementing novel fault tolerant systems to meet real-time flight control requirements. The book presents real-time closed-loop results highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of Occam and the transputer. Readers will find that this book provides valuable material for researchers in both academia and the aerospace industry.


Hardware Occam Parallel computer control design development engine control formal method formal methods gas turbine load balancing operating system requirements simulation complexity

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Marconi Radar and Control Systems Ltd.ChelmsfordUK

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