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Activity title

Transitioning Gas Turbine Instrumentation from Test Cells to On-Vehicle Applications

Activity Reference

AVT-306

Panel

Applied Vehicle Technology

Security Classification

NATO UNCLASSIFIED

Status

Active

Activity type

RSM

Start date

2017

End date

2018

Keywords

Durability, Engine Health Management, Prognostic Health Management, Reliability, Safety, Stress Measurement, Turbine Engine Instrumentation

Background

Many factors, including difficulty in achieving instrumentation robustness and reliability, have prevented adoption of advanced instrumentation systems into current and near-term technology demonstrators. There is significant organizational inertia contained within the cur-rent sensing paradigm, which relies heavily on traditional materials, analogue electronics, and, in some cases, avoiding extreme areas of the engine. Research data on emerging concepts for measuring/sensing indicate that if accepted, improved engine performance and availability will result.

Objectives

• Recognize new EHM capabilities required by military operators of manned and unmanned platforms, • Inform the wider audience of the technologies that can be readily transitioned into on-vehicle applications, • Identify and promote best practices for maturing and ruggedizing instrumentation for key applications.

Topics

The Specialist Meeting will cover: 1. Lessons learned from the implementation and exploitation of recent EHM and PHM systems, 2. New capabilities enabled by advanced non-intrusive sensors, 3. Standardization of on-vehicle instrumentation, including common ports, requirements and calibration methods for transducers, 4. Models, algorithms and data analysis methodologies used to predict remaining life or performance losses, 5. High temperature instrumentation, sensor reliability and performance.

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