Navy Awards Contract For Composite Airframe Sensor System | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 12.19.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 12.19.14 **
** Airborne 12.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 12.17.14 **
** Airborne 12.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 12.15.14 **

Fri, Apr 30, 2010

Navy Awards Contract For Composite Airframe Sensor System

Aurora Sensors Will Allow Non-Destructive Evaluation In Composite Parts

The Navy has awarded Aurora Flight Sciences a contract to develop an innovative sensor system to perform damage detection and evaluation. Aurora will utilize state-of-the-art structural health monitoring (SHM) sensors developed by Metis Design Corporation to create a system that can readily be added to airframes to perform non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of composite parts. Such a system would have potential to replace costly and complex manual inspection techniques for composite airframes. These inspections require physical and visual access to components, which is not always available on complex air vehicle platforms.

SHM has the capability to detect small defects in composites with high-resolution accuracy, including incipient damage that is not easily detectable. Additionally, SHM systems spot changes in the material over time, which can be used to monitor airframes for damage incurred during routine operation. This system can be used not only to perform NDE on components, but also to monitor the airframe over its entire life. The knowledge gained from the vehicle health management sensors decreases the down-time of the vehicle while increasing the safety of the crew.

According to the project's manager, David Kordonowy, "Interpreting the sensor signal into meaningful information -- where the damage is and how extensive it is -- has been a major challenge to structural health monitoring until now. Our NDE/SHM concept addresses this difficulty by using calibrated sensors with robust algorithms to detect damage that cannot be seen with the naked eye."

FMI: www.navy.mil, www.aurora.aero

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 12.19.14: Falcon 8X Unveiled, Sportys 172LITE, Bizarre CA AvGas Lawsuit

Also: ANN/Airborne's Crystal Ball, Lear70/75 Mexico Cert, Carnegie Mellon's Lunar Rover, Dragon Delays Dassault Aviation rolled back the curtains earlier this week on the ultra-lon>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.21.14)

"We have received extremely positive feedback from our Amadeus A-CDM Portal stakeholders. It is easy to use and enables them to make better decisions that contribute to smoother an>[...]

London Gatwick Airport Increases Runway Capacity To 55 Flights Per Hour

Estimates An Additional 2 Million Passengers On A Single Runway Assisted By Amadeus A-CDM Portal London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is the first to implement a cloud-based Airport-Collab>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.21.14)

Aero Linx: Christian Pilots Association (CPA) Established in 1972, Christian Pilots Association, (CPA), is a mobilizing service agency dedicated to assisting God's people in fulfil>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.21.14): Axis

Axis A straight line, through the center of gravity, around which an aircraft rotates. For example, an aircraft rolls around its longitudinal axis which is a straight line that run>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC