Woodward Aircraft Electronic Engine Controls
Sophisticated, reliable, electronic control solutions
Woodward works with the engine OEM to understand and resolve their complex engine control system dynamics issues. Designs may result in engine control LRUs (line replaceable units) or may be incorporated into another LRU for local control.
To mitigate effects of component obsolescence and to leverage cost advantages, COTS (Commercial Off the Shelf) components are used where possible in the design of the electronics.
O/S Software is developed per DO-178B and certified to level A and is subdivided into OS (operating system) and AS (application software).
Woodward’s NPI (new product introduction) process is built on a solid foundation of DFSS (design for six sigma) tools, incorporating DFR (design for reliability), DFP (design for productibility), and DTC (design to cost) scorecards from requirements definition through certification.