Accession Number : ADA069282


Title :   Aircraft Turbine Engine Monitoring Experience: Implications for the F100 Engine Diagnostic System Program


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 1977-1978


Corporate Author : INTERAND CORP CHICAGO IL


Personal Author(s) : Birkler, J. L. ; Nelson, J. R.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA069282


Report Date : APR 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 45


Abstract : This briefing report examines the experience gained from several aircraft turbine engine monitoring systems used over the last decade and a half and the implications of that experience for a new monitoring system--the Engine Diagnostic System--under development for the F100 engine on the F-15 and F-16 tactical fighter aircraft. The examination reveals that two different approaches to engine monitoring have evolved in attempts to achieve the goal of improved engine operations, maintenance, and management while reducing support costs. The first concentrates on short-term operations and maintenance aspects and is usually accomplished by recording inflight data in a snapshot mode, i.e., a few seconds of data either at predefined performance windows or when certain engine operating limits are exceeded. The second approach focuses on long-term design- oriented benefits through improved knowledge of the engine operating environment. To achieve the design-oriented benefits, data must be recorded continuously on at least a few aircraft at each operational location.


Descriptors :   *GAS TURBINES , *JET FIGHTERS , *DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , COST EFFECTIVENESS , PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE , MONITORING , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , MAINTAINABILITY , INFLIGHT , DATA ACQUISITION , LIFE CYCLE TESTING.


Subject Categories : ATTACK AND FIGHTER AIRCRAFT
      LASERS AND MASERS
      TEST FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT AND METEORS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE