Site news 21.03.2008
March 21, 2008, Rybinsk. At NPO Saturn affiliate Lytkarino Machine-Building Plant (Lytkarino, Moscow region), the upgrading of the Т-1 and Т-3 test benches carried out in the framework of the plant preparation for the new generation engine design and testing, was successfully completed.
The NPO Saturn conceptual design of all measuring and computing complexes was taken as the basis while upgrading the Lytkarino test facility, in order to test gas-turbine engines to a unified procedure. The bench data acquisition and processing systems were subjected to upgrading. The equipment qualification performed in October 2007 confirmed the test bench measuring devices compliance with all normative documents both in accuracy and measuring procedures proper. Certificates for the test benches compliance with the requirements for carrying out tests of the new-generation aviation engines were obtained.
Information-computer complexes constituting flexible and reliable multi-channel measuring systems with open architecture and up-to-date clock system were built from the components that meet the world quality standards for measuring and computing systems. The information-computer complexes implement the technology of carrying out synchronous multi-channel measurements using precision special-purpose equipment produced by Symmetricom (USA). These information-computer complexes are characterized by a high concentration level of the measuring channels within an integrated local system. The hardware is distinguished by a high response rate, which enables the tested product parameters displaying and checking on a real-time basis. It is possible to execute the remote control of the 117С engine vectorable jet nozzle regulating device at the test bench. The software package developed by the Lytkarino plant specialists ensures integrity and fidelity of the received data, its fast mathematical treatment at the experimental rate, and enables the specialists to perform a broad-spectrum processing and analysis of the stored data after testing, as well.
Fundamental upgrading of the test benches made it possible to obtain principally new characteristics and parameters; and proficiency and qualification of NPO Saturn specialists made it possible to perform the defined task with competence and in time.
NPO Saturn is a leading engine-building company specialized in development, manufacture and after-sales service of gas-turbine engines for military and civil aviation, Navy ships, power-generating and gas-pumping units.