Abstract: This disclosure describes at least embodiments of an aircraft monitoring system for an electric or hybrid airplane. The aircraft monitoring system can be constructed to enable the electric or hybrid aircraft to pass certification requirements relating to a safety risk analysis. The aircraft monitoring system can have different subsystems for monitoring and alerting of failures of components, such as a power source for powering an electric motor, of the electric or hybrid aircraft. The failures that pose a greater safety risk may be monitored and indicated by one or more subsystems without use of programmable components.
Abstract: A circuit can include a CAN bus and multiple nodes. The multiple nodes can reboot at the same time so that a Time 0 is set at boot for each node. Each node can store an ID node and determine from its ID node one time slot of a plurality of periodic time slots starting from Time 0 in which to transmit on the CAN bus. Each node can transmit messages on the CAN bus in its determined time slot subsequent to Time 0.