This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practices (ARP) covers the definitions, functions and broad application guidelines of modern aerospace vehicle electric power management systems. As aerospace control systems have become more sophisticated and autonomous, the electric power subsystem no longer is just a generation and distribution bus control system. New electric power systems include integration of individual load logic control, protection, generation, distribution, and load management. This system can report to a higher level control system, typically a vehicle management system, or can be an autonomous system within itself reporting and responding to operator commands.
This document has been identified by EASG to be reviewed and modified to address the higher power / voltage / criticality that will become part of more / all electric architectures.