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New Sensors and Techniques for Aircraft Engine Health MonitoringThe ability to monitor the health of the rotating components in aircraft engines is of major interest to aero community in improving safety and reliability. The use of instrumentation for these applications remains very challenging. It requires sensors and techniques that are highly accurate, able to operate in a high temperature environment, and sensitive enough to detect minute changes and hidden flaws before undesired events occur. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), through several Aviation Safety Programs, has taken a leadership role in the development of new sensor technologies and techniques for the in-situ health monitoring of aircraft turbine engines. Along with the development of new instrumentation for aircraft engines, the Glenn Research Center has a diverse set of ground test facilities that are used to simulate the conditions that a vehicle would see in flight allowing new concepts to be safely developed and evaluated on the ground before progressing to actual flight. In this presentation Mark will give an overview of the NASA Glenn Research Center, discuss its past aviation safety initiatives, present some select sensors that have been developed for aircraft engine safety, and then conclude with some new measurement techniques that have been developed for use at the NASA Glenn test facilities, enabling better measurement and simulation of flight conditions. He will discuss current research and development efforts that he is working on at the NASA Glenn Research Center in the areas of new sensors and techniques for aircraft engine health monitoring. This work is being conducted in support of aviation safety.
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Document Type
Woike, Mark R.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2018
Publication Date
April 12, 2018
Subject Category
Aeronautics (General)
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Meeting Information
Meeting: Kent State University Aeronautics Safety Day
Location: Kent, OH
Country: United States
Start Date: April 12, 2018
Sponsors: Kent State Univ.
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 109492.
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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