Electric braking system with power conservation and method of operating the same

  • US 10,112,704 B2
  • Filed: 02/27/2014
  • Issued: 10/30/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/06/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method of operating electric brakes on an aircraft in a low power mode of operation, comprising:

  • determining if the aircraft is in a first configuration in which the aircraft is in flight, wherein the first configuration is defined at least by an airspeed above a first threshold;

    if the aircraft is in the first configuration, keeping a brake controller of the electric brakes powered and disengaging power to the electric brakes from all of a plurality of power supplies;

    determining if the aircraft is in a second configuration;

    if the aircraft is in the second configuration, engaging power to the electric brakes from only one of the power supplies;

    determining if the aircraft is in a third configuration; and

    if the aircraft is in the third configuration, engaging power to the electric brakes from at least two of the power supplies.

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