The SAE AE-7 Aerospace Electrical Power & Equipment committee addresses all facets of aerospace electrical power systems–design, testing, measurement, procedures, and in-service experience. It develops standards and specifications relative to the generation, conversion, load management, and utilization of electric power in aerospace vehicles. The group is comprised of three subcommittees dedicated to creating, preparing, and maintaining all relevant specifications, standards, and requirements for aerospace electrical power and equipment. These subcommittees include:
- AE-7A Generators/Controls/Magnetic Devices
- AE-7B Power Management
- AE-7C Systems
- AE-7EU Europe
- AE-7M Aerospace Model Based Engineering
Participants in the SAE AE-7 committee include OEMs, suppliers, consulting firms, government, academia, and others across the aerospace and defense industries.
Examples of standards development/revision activities
- AS5698A Space Power Standard
- AIR6897 Lithium Battery Systems – Prognostics and Health Management
- AS6349 Minimum Performance Standard (MPS) for an AC to AC converter.
- AIR6343 Design and Development of Rechargeable Aerospace Lithium Battery Systems
- AIR6511 Safety Consideration for a 48/60 VDC Aircraft distribution system
- AS4805A Solid State Power Controller, General Standard For
Recently published documents:
- AIR6326 "Aircraft Electrical Power Systems, Modeling and Simulation, Definitions"
- AS20708B Synchros, General Specification For
- AS5625A Minimum Performance Standards for Static Electric Power Frequency Converters
- AIR6139 Ways of Dealing with Power Regeneration onto an Aircraft Electrical Power System Bus
Work Conducted via: E-mail, teleconference, face-to-face meeting, Webex.
Preferred Skills/Qualifications/Experience: Expertise in the technology of the specific committee, understanding of the role and use of standards, good communication skills, is willing to work towards consensus agreements
Benefits of Participation: Volunteers have the opportunity to help develop globally used standards of interest to the member and the opportunity to meet with peers to discuss technical issues of mutual interest.
Leadership Skills Obtained in this Role: Volunteers will work as a team and have the opportunity to assume committee leadership positions.
Time Commitment: Commitment varies based on the particular committee meeting schedule. The member should be able to attend most face to face meetings and teleconferencing events as well as