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Component control system for a vehicle

A vehicle includes a chassis, a modular component, and a central operating system. The modular component is supported by the chassis. The central operating system includes a component control system, a primary master controller, and a secondary master controller. The component control system is configured for controlling the modular component. The primary and secondary master controllers are in operative communication with the component control system. The primary and secondary master controllers are configured to simultaneously transmit commands to the component control system. The component control system is configured to accept commands from the secondary master controller only when a fault occurs in the primary master controller.
Inventors: 

Nathan Fraser-Chanpong, Raymond Guo, Thomas M. Waligora, Ivan Spain, Chunhao J. Lee, Ryan M. Reed, Andrew D. Dawson, William J. Bluethmann, Akinjide Akinniyi Akinyode, Robert Vitale

Patent Number: 
US9266518
Patent Issue Date: 
March 23, 2016
Agency
NASA
State: 
Texas
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