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Flight Demonstration of a SHM System on a USAF Fighter Airplane

Aerospace Applications

Full-Scale Aerospace Vehicles

  1. Matthew C. Malkin

Published Online: 15 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470061626.shm151

Encyclopedia of Structural Health Monitoring

Encyclopedia of Structural Health Monitoring

How to Cite

Malkin, M. C. 2009. Flight Demonstration of a SHM System on a USAF Fighter Airplane. Encyclopedia of Structural Health Monitoring. .

Author Information

  1. Boeing, Phantom Works, Seattle, WA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2009

Abstract

A flight demonstration of a structural health monitoring (SHM) system for a bonded structural repair is described. Motivations for health monitoring of bonded repairs are presented, and the flight test of a health monitoring system for a bonded repair on a fighter airplane is described. Experience gained by fielding a laboratory-level system is discussed.

Keywords:

  • flight demonstration;
  • bonded repair;
  • piezoelectric