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Technicians prepare a US Air Force C-17 for engine health monitoring tests as part of the Vehicle Integrated Propulsion Research program -- a collaboration by NASA, the Air Force, and Pratt & Whitney to create a sensor system for early diagnosis of engine problems. (Source: NASA)

NASA Will Use Cereal & Crayons to Test Engine Sensors

NASA researchers are planning to put the engines of a C-17 cargo transport plane on a diet of cereal and crayons as part of a series of tests of new health diagnostic sensors that they hope will become an early warning system for potential engine failure. The space agency says its Aviation Safety Program is […]

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