MAGNUS Computerized Test Cell (MCTC-2015)

MAGNUS Computerized Test Cell (MCTC-2015) is a powerful generic software
package that provides all the data acquisition and data processing functionality required
for the operation of automated engine test cells.
For some engine types, the generic software package is complemented with engine specific
software code. The user interface with MCTC-2015 may also be customized to meet
specific test cell needs.
System Benefits
  • Improving of engine reliability
  • Increasing of testing efficiency
  • Avoiding unnecessary engine runs
  • Prevention of operational mistakes
  • Avoiding engine limit violations
Multiple levels of testing-automation
  • Monitoring
  • Test-procedure tracking
  • Automatic testing
Engine Run Control
MCTC includes test run control functions supporting all stages of the test run.
  • Data acquisition
  • Data monitoring
  • Data display
  • Test procedure tracking
Post run analysis functions
All MCTC test runs are stored in the MCTC run archive, allowing for complex
post analysis capabilities such as:
  • Run selection
  • Playback
  • Graph generation
  • Data export
Tailoring and implementation
MCTC generic functions can be complemented by specific tailored solutions such as:
  • Download data from engine control system
  • Performance calculation
Maintenance utilities and system services
MCTC provides several utilities and maintenance functions:
  • Computerized calibration utility
  • Off-line display of external systems' data (e.g. PLC)
  • Probes/thermocouples configuration management
  • Automatic daily backup of MCTC database
  • Repair & compact utility for MCTC database
  • Optional restoration to any stored (older) version of the Test Cell definitions
  • Complete system backup (on removable magnetic media)
  • System recovery procedures
Connectivity to a large number of external data acquisition systems
  • National Instruments data acquisition cards
  • GPIB (IEEE-488) communication
  • RS232/RS422/RS485 serial communication
  • 1553B communication
  • Various PLC's
  • MODBUS communication
  • ARINC 429 / 629 communication


Supported platforms

The latest version of MCTC runs on the Microsoft Windows 10 operating systems.


For further detailes see:   MCTC Principles of Operation