Simulated Mission Endurance Test (SMET) for an Aircraft Engine to be Used in a Fighter/Attack Role.
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIR VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY DEPT
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A 750 hour simulated mission endurance test SMET cycle which will closely represent the expected in-service engine duty cycle for the F18 power plant has been developed. The test cycle evolved from an extensive investigation of Navy and Marine fleet engine operating conditions experienced in fighter and attack aircraft during shorebased and carrier operations. The test cycles reflect power lever movements that are an order of magnitude greater than originally thought, and incorporate a representative distribution of time at intermediate and augmented power. It is concluded that this SMET will aid the overall development process to substantiate the suitability of a new engine for service introduction. Author
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