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CHI lab: Previous Projects, Jet-Engine Health Monitoring

Selected Previous Projects

Jet-Engine Health Monitoring


  • Prof. Lionel Tarassenko (project lead)
  • Rolls-Royce plc.


This work performed "health monitoring" of Rolls-Royce jet engines, and is now used with the Airbus A380, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and the Eurofighter Typhoon. Within the Government-funded "HECToR" project, led by Prof. Tarassenko, David Clifton created a range of new engine-health monitoring technologies based on Bayesian data analysis, and with contributions in the field of extreme value statistics. He continues to provide Rolls-Royce plc with scientific advice and further development via consultancy.

Much of this work was commercialised by the university spin-out company, Oxford Biosignals Ltd., which was since acquired by Rolls-Royce plc.

Jet engine