Evaluation of engine performance during armament firing in fighter aircraft is a vital qualification aspect for airframe engine integration. Ingestion of missile’s efflux into air intake results in rapid increase of engine inlet temperatures (temperature ramps) which cause flow disturbance to the compressor. Temperature distortion caused due to armament firing and its effect on compressor stability during flight testing is evaluated. Accordingly mitigation actions are recommended for stall/surge free operations. Distortion descriptors are assessed using simulation model (engine performance program) and results compared with engine distortion limits.

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