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Wireless communication networks for gas turbine engine testing

Xuewu, Dai and Sasloglou, Konstantinos and Atkinson, Robert and Strong, John and Panella, Isabella and Cai, Yun L and Mingding, Han and Wei, Chee Ang and Glover, Ian and Mitchell, John and Schiffers, Werner and Dutta, Partha (2011) Wireless communication networks for gas turbine engine testing. International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, 2012. ISSN 1550-1329

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    Abstract

    A new trend in the field of Aeronautical Engine Health Monitoring is the implementation of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) for data acquisition and condition monitoring to partially replace heavy and complex wiring harnesses, which limit the versatility of the monitoring process as well as creating practical deployment issues. Using wireless technologies instead of fixed wiring will fuel opportunities for reduced cabling, faster sensor and network deployment, increased data acquisition flexibility and reduced cable maintenance costs. However, embedding wireless technology into an aero engine (even in the ground testing application considered here) presents some very significant challenges, e.g. a harsh environment with a complex RF transmission environment, high sensor density and high data-rate. In this paper we discuss the results of the Wireless Data Acquisition in Gas Turbine Engine Testing (WIDAGATE) project, which aimed to design and simulate such a network to estimate network performance and de-risk the wireless techniques before the deployment.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 38666
    Keywords: wireless sensor network, gas turbine engine, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering, Engineering(all), Computer Networks and Communications
    Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2012 06:11
    Last modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:28
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/38666

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