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Smart structures concepts for aircraft structural health monitoring
Author(s): Jayanth N. Kudva; Constantine Marantidis; Jeffery D. Gentry; E. Blazic
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Paper Abstract

Automated smart systems to monitor the structural health of military aircraft have the potential to reduce life cycle costs, improve turnaround times, and enhance survivability. However, before on-board structural health monitoring systems (SHMS) can be a reality, further advances in several technology areas, as well as careful integration of the component technologies, are required. This paper presents an assessment of the component technologies and discusses the requirements, architecture, technology integration, feasibility, and payoffs of SHMS for military aircraft.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1917, Smart Structures and Materials 1993: Smart Structures and Intelligent Systems, (8 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.152828
Show Author Affiliations
Jayanth N. Kudva, Northrop Corp. (United States)
Constantine Marantidis, Northrop Corp. (United States)
Jeffery D. Gentry, Northrop Corp. (United States)
E. Blazic, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1917:
Smart Structures and Materials 1993: Smart Structures and Intelligent Systems
Nesbitt W. Hagood; Gareth J. Knowles, Editor(s)

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