Faculty Advisor

Olinger, David J

Abstract

Gas turbine engine tests are important in determining engine performance and efficiency. The gas turbine energy industry is looking to use wireless sensors as a way of cutting time and money during engine tests, however, a method must be found to power these sensors. This project investigates the design, fabrication, and testing of a micro-turbine system to be placed into the fan flow of the gas turbine engine in order to scavenge energy from the flow to power wireless sensors.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2009

Major

Aerospace Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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