Austria's Big Player for Large Engine Research

The Fast Forward Award is one of the most important prizes that an Austrian research institution can win. At the award ceremony on September 11th 2019 it was revealed: The LEC has won first place.

The award-winning project is a real-time telemetry system, a highly flexible, robust and powerful sensor solution, that can withstand the greatest stress in extreme engine situations. The greatest challenges here are the extreme conditions for sensor technology and data transmission. They have to function continuously for several thousand hours at high temperatures, strong vibrations and high centrifugal forces.

The Large Engines Competence Center (LEC) is Austria’s leading research facility for large engines. The LEC’s developments are the foundation for the technological leap towards the next generation of gas and dual fuel engines.