UEI Supports Rolls-Royce’s New Testbed 80 with Rugged, Reliable, and Flexible iDDS Data Acquisition & Control System Solution
United Electronic Industries (UEI) is a proud supplier to Rolls-Royce’s new Testbed 80, a massive testbed structure designed to support a new generation of efficient and sustainable engines and propulsion systems. The data systems inside Testbed 80 are more capable and complex than any of Rolls-Royce’s existing testbeds and can collect and store more than 10,000 parameters of data from an intricate network of sensors. UEI’s COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) solutions helped Rolls-Royce develop a reliable and accurate testbed measurement system.
UEI worked in partnership with Rolls-Royce to standardize a common iDDS (Instrumentation Data Distribution Service) architecture across Testbed 80’s complex data measurement infrastructure. The completed system includes UEI’s flexible and rugged Cube and Brick chassis with I/O and code written in a common interface definition language, which is compatible with the standard framework shared by publishers and subscribers and greatly simplifies system management and support. Rolls-Royce is now using the common standard across testbed measurement infrastructures all over the world, making part requisition and maintenance much easier.
UEI’s iDDS solution ensures Rolls-Royce can mitigate the risks of adopting new engine testing technologies while improving quality in a cost-effective, scalable manner. The test system sensors will gather critical testing information needed to help get their engines deployed quicker and use more efficiently. All the UEI hardware and I/O used includes a 10-Yr Availability Guarantee and 3-Yr Standard Hardware Warranty, ensuring that Rolls-Royce’s testbeds will be sustainable for years to come.