At present Institute is testing and developing a new complex technology of flight tests of turboprop-and-ducted-fan engines with a cowl rotary-ventilator.These are conducted onboard the Flying Testbeds without using altitude benches and wind tunnels.
This technology provides the automation of experiment control in flight and gathers all engine performance data 2-2,5 times more quickly and cheaply than previously.
Also the institute develops technology regarding monitoring and diagnostics of pre-failure state of an engine, using non-contact methods and electrophysical parameters (laser, stagger flows, metal content in oil, etc.)
“...the technology is under development of means of monitoring and diagnostics of pre-failure state of an engine, using non-contact methods and electrophysical parameters....”
The possibility has been validated of using standard types of gas fuel in gas-turbine engines. The requirements for fuel systems of gas fueled aircraft are now being developed.