On-Board Jet Engine Data Acquisition
The pre-installed MiniLab™ Interactive Virtual Instrument (VI) Panel displays and records pertinent engine data for follow-on study. This LabVIEW™ generated VI offers a real-time graphical perspective of engine performance. All engine operating parameters are displayed clearly on the engine cutaway graphic.
Engine pressures, temperatures and fuel flow are displayed in digital data windows. Engine RPM and thrust are displayed on analog-style round meters for a neat visual cue (the readings are also displayed digitally below each meter).
The real-time plotting feature lets the operator plot any parameter on screen as it occurs to provide a clear sense of how the data is reacting to the actual system operating conditions. Operators can toggle between all the parameters to watch them graphically. Data logging functionality is conveniently controlled from the VI screen. All the jet engine power data can be observed and tracked through its full throttle range. System units can be changed with a simple click of the mouse. Feeding this interactive VI is data from the on-board National Instruments 6218 Data Acquisition System. That same data is also stored for later retrieval and analysis and the VI code is even open for user programming and customization!
An engine cut-away model is also available.
As the original engine manufacturer, Turbine Technologies, LTD offers unparalleled end-user support. In use at hundreds of colleges, technical training and military installations worldwide. MiniLab™ is the proven leader in Gas Turbine Education.