Satellites present new challenges for test, but NI has solutions for these and other space applications.​

Testing Jet Turbine Engines

Engineers tasked with testing jet engine technologies face complex challenges. With a focus on jet engine efficiency, engine technologies evolve rapidly; engineers must ensure that test capabilities keep up with these changes. New test technologies increase the value of test data and ensure that facilities operate at maximum efficiency. Engineers face these requirements when implementing these technologies to design a jet engine test solution:


  • Minimize time between jet engine tests to maximize use of jet engine test cell resources
  • Support simultaneous collection of many types of jet engine signals
  • Reduce cabling by moving measurement equipment close to the sensor
  • Minimize downtime in engine test cell due to maintenance and repair​

Turbine Engine Test System

  • The rugged FieldDAQ™ form factor of allows engineers to minimize cabling distance from the jet engine.
  • CompactDAQ and CompactRIO allow distribution around the jet engine test facility to reduce cabling to sensors.
  • PXI systems provide a high-performance PCI Express platform for maximum performance at the lowest cost.
  • SystemLink monitors test assets and facility systems to reduce downtime for maintenance and repair.
  • LabVIEW with the LabVIEW Real-Time Module and LabVIEW FPGA Module allow system designers to customize every aspect of system control.

Solution Advantages

Build Your Solution with the NI Ecosystem

NI offers a variety of solution integration options customized to your application-specific requirements. You can use your own internal integration teams for full system control or leverage the expertise of NI and our worldwide NI Partner Network to obtain a turnkey solution.

NI Partner Network

The NI Partner Network is a global community of domain, application, and overall test development experts working closely with NI to meet the needs of the engineering community. NI Partners are trusted solution providers, systems integrators, consultants, product developers, and services and sales channel experts skilled across a wide range of industries and application areas.

Services and Support

NI works with customers throughout the life of an application, delivering training, technical support, consultation and integration services, and maintenance programs. Teams can discover new skills by participating in NI-specific and geographic user groups and build proficiency with online and in-person training.

Turbine Engine Test System Solution Brochure

Learn about industry best practices for testing jet engines using state-of-the-art technologies.