Installation of a WESTT CS/BV Bench at NASA in Cleveland

Nov. 13, 2013
NASA Glenn Research Center’s Controls & Dynamics Branch is latest user of WESTT CS/BV bench

On October 28th, Price Induction Inc. installed a WESTT CS/BV bench at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland in the Controls & Dynamics Branch managed by Dr. Sanjay Garg. This Branch is responsible for the development of advanced dynamic modeling, health management, and control design and implementation technologies for current and future aerospace propulsion systems. In addition, the branch also provides support to projects in the form of stability and controls analysis, handling qualities analysis, and verification and validation testing.

The branch has contributed to the NASA Aeronautics Research, Human Exploration and Operations, and Science Mission Directorates, through program participation in X-48C, Intelligent Control for Performance (ICP), Alternative-Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise EmiSSions (ACCESS), X-56 Multi-Utility Technology Testbed (MUTT), HTV, G-III, KQ-X, and Orion.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the agency of the United States government that is responsible for the nation's civilian space program and for aeronautics research. President Dwight D. Eisenhower established NASA in 1958 with a distinctly civilian (rather than military) orientation encouraging peaceful applications in space science.


WESTT SOLUTIONS are multifunctional and interactive learning tools based on the know-how of the DGEN program and designed for the needs of engineering universities, research laboratories, aviation and maintenance schools.

The DGEN 380’s two-spool, high bypass ratio, unmixed flow architecture which is particularly compact and lightweight, its « all electric » concept with an integrated FADEC unit, as well as its geared fan are some of the engine’s many innovations which make WESTT SOLUTIONS exceptionally well-adapted to the need for state-of-the-art education methods.

The WESTT product family includes the following solutions. Please also find more information on and watch demonstration videos on

  • WESTT BR Real Engine Test Bench: state-of-the-art teaching and research platform
  • The WESTT CS/BV Virtual Test Bench: multipurpose simulation of the DGEN and its FADEC
  • The WESTT SE(V) Assembly and Disassembly Station: the engine for practical classes
  • The WESTT SE-HP Assembly Station of a High Pressure Spool: the new economical solution


Price Induction SA is based in the French Aquitaine region with its office headquarters in Anglet and its test benches in Tarnos. Today, the company employs over sixty persons, more than forty of which are engineers. Price Induction currently has three subsidiaries: the USA (Atlanta), Brazil (São José dos Campos) and Germany (Berlin).

Price Induction SA is an investment of the following funds: AEROFUND, ACE and Financière de Brienne, which are managed by ACE Management. Price Induction is actively supported by the Aquitaine Region, the FEDER and the OSEO and the company is a member of the Aerospace Valley and the Global Aerospace Competitiveness cluster.

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