Presenter: John Low
John Low has been actively involved in the aerospace industry for 25 years. John started with design and manufacturing engineering responsibilities on rocket propulsion systems followed by work with The Boeing Company in a variety of design engineering roles on commercial, military and space applications. For the last 15 years John has been with the Integrated Electrical Systems Division of Mentor Graphics Corporation as an aerospace business development manager and is also actively engaged in defining the Capital aerospace product vision.
Aerospace electrical systems can be heavy and bulky. Once fixed, it is hard to change a platform's electrical architecture, so optimizing early and throughout in the design process contributes strongly to overall platform performance. In addition, electrical power requirements play a key role in determining those architectures. This session presents techniques to help rapidly assess electrical architectures, focusing especially on size, weight & power (SWaP) metrics. Combining advanced wiring synthesis technology and electrical simulation within an environment that offers strong protection of intellectual property, these capabilities are now entering the development processes of the world's most advanced aerospace companies.