US 9,812,873 B2
Virtual channel abstraction layer for solid state power controls
Kevin Case Fritz, Rockford, IL (US); and John A. Dickey, Caledonia, IL (US)
Assigned to Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, Charlotte, NC (US)
Filed by Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, Windsor Locks, CT (US)
Filed on Dec. 1, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/556,591.
Prior Publication US 2016/0156194 A1, Jun. 2, 2016
Int. Cl. H02J 4/00 (2006.01); H02J 13/00 (2006.01); H02H 1/00 (2006.01); H02J 1/08 (2006.01)
CPC H02J 4/00 (2013.01) [H02H 1/0092 (2013.01); H02J 13/0062 (2013.01); B64D 2221/00 (2013.01); H02J 1/08 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A multi-channel power controller comprising:
a main controller communicatively coupled to a plurality of standard power control circuit boards;
each of said standard power controller circuit boards including a nexus having a plurality of virtual channels and a plurality of solid state power controllers, wherein each of said solid state power controllers is controlled by one of said virtual channels;
a plurality of physical control channels operable to control power to at least one load, wherein each physical control channel of said plurality of physical control channels is controlled by a corresponding solid state power controller of said plurality of solid state power controllers; and
wherein at least one of said virtual channels controls more than one of said physical control channels in said plurality of physical control channels.