P2.7 - Model Based Condition Monitoring for Reciprocating Aircraft Engines

A. Mair & Th. Thurner
One of the most severe failures in such aircrafts with reciprocating engines is related to combustion faults of single or multiple cylinders called misfire. It is clear that engine condition monitoring for robust and fast detection of such severe engine failures is very important for each aircraft to ensure safe and comfort flights. Although, most existing smaller aircrafts with reciprocating engines – especially older machines – do not have installed such monitoring and diagnosis systems....