Multi-Axis Thrust Measurement (Rolls-Royce)

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Rolls-Royce Indianapolis, USA

Facility Type:

Multi-Axis Thrust Measurement

Engine Types:

Short take-off and Vertical landing (STOVL)  variants of the JSF Engine (PW F135 & Rolls-Royce Lift System).


Design and supply of a JSF LiftFan electrical prime mover and multi-axis Thrust Measurement System for use in testing LiftFan component of the Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) version of the JSF Aircraft. This facility has been recognized as the first functional JSF LiftFan test facility.

Scope of Work:

  • Project Management;
  • Electrical Substation;
  • Speed Increasing Gearbox;
  • Coupling Shaft;
  • Driveline analysis;
  • 6-axis Thrust Frame and Control System;
  • Motor, Gearbox, and Torquemeter Lubrication System;
  • JSF LiftFan test equipment;
  • 30 MW Electrical Drive System; and
  • 6-axis Thrust Measurement System rated at 25,000 lbs thrust, Thrust Frame and Control System.