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Wireless Communication Networks for Gas Turbine Engine Testing

MITCHELL, J; Dai, X; Sasloglou, K; Atkinson, R; Strong, J; Panella, I; Cai, LY; ... Dutta, PS; + view all (2012) Wireless Communication Networks for Gas Turbine Engine Testing. International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks , 2012 , Article 212876. 10.1155/2012/212876. Green open access

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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.

Type: Article
Title: Wireless Communication Networks for Gas Turbine Engine Testing
Location: USA
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1155/2012/212876
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/212876
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2012 Xuewu Dai et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Wireless Sensor Networks
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Electronic and Electrical Eng
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1328518
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