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107.4 Wireless Standards for Turbine Engine Test Stands


Scope

The Subcommittee’s focus is to define scalable architectures, system components, and protocols that allow secure reliable wireless connectivity for test cell based turbine engine measurements. The subcommittee will address multi-tier wireless technologies including but not restricted to wireless mechanisms for data transmission and passive wireless sensing or technologies required for harsh environments as found in the operating power turbine test environment. The results of this Subcommittee may serve as a basis for future on-wing engine health monitoring or control systems. This subcommittee will leverage the efforts of existing committees (e.g. ISA84, ISA99, ISA100) and contribute to these committees as necessary.

Purpose

The Subcommittee's purpose is:

  • To identify where shall the wireless interfaces need to be?
  • To define the surrounding environment (inside or outside engine)
  • To identify the radio frequency (RF) environment
  • Multi-vendor interoperability support for various applications on the test stand
  • System integration support for critical and non-critical measurements
  • Common application interfaces
  • Common network management
  • Enhanced security management
  • Co-existence support
     –With other network standards
     –Other proprietary networks – not addressable