Aerospace Electronics and Electrical Systems Division

Division Chair: Patricia Sykes, Lockheed Martin Corporation
SAE Aerospace Standards Specialist: Dorothy Lloyd
dlloyd@sae.org
(724) 772-8663

AE-2, Lightning Committee

Scope
Develops and harmonizes international documents on lightning strikes and effects on aircraft. This committee is the U.S. focal point to provide technical guidance to ensure the protection of aerospace vehicles in the lightning and related atmospheric electrical environments. The committee works closely with lightning specialists in comparable international technical communities. The objective of this committee is to establish and maintain standardization activity that results in safe and cost effective protection of aerospace vehicles in the lightning and related atmospheric electrical environments. This includes the development of technical material contained in regulatory agency documents and industry standards. Sharing and coordinating the development of technical material with the comparable International communities along with harmonizing the U.S. and International forums relative to such material.

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AE-4, Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3)

Scope
Problem areas are explored in which committee expertise can be effectively applied at the national and international level. The AE-4 technical reports address electrical equipment, electronic equipment, propulsion systems, and electrical accessories compatibility with spacecraft, launch vehicles, and aircraft. The compatibility includes both intra-system and inter-system electromagnetic compatibility. The technical reports consist of engineering standards, specifications, information reports, and recommended practices, which are developed and issued for the general information of industry and government.

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AE-7, Aerospace Electrical Power and Equipment

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Develops standards and specifications relative to the generation, conversion, load management, and utilization of electric power in aerospace vehicles. To accomplish this task, the committee is made up of three subcommittees. These subcommittees consist of AE-7A Generators and Controls and Magnetic Devices, AE-7B Power Management, and AE-7C Systems. The standards and specifications developed by the respective subcommittee personnel generally result from tasks established based upon military or industry requests for technical assistance. However, each subcommittee or panel may initiate a standard where it is deemed necessary or advisable by the committee personnel.

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AE-8, Aerospace Electrical/Electronic Distribution Systems

Scope
Develops standards and specifications relative to the design and application of electrical distribution systems and subsystems and related components in aerospace vehicles. The committee consists of eight subcommittees including AE-8A Electrical Wiring and Fiber Optic Interconnect Systems Installation, AE-8B1 Protective Devices, AE-8B3 Relays, AE-8C1 Connectors, AE-8C2 Terminating Devices, and AE-8D Wire and Cable. It is responsible for standards and specifications developed by its subcommittees for design and performance criteria, procedures and processes, testing, materials, and standards relative to procurement, fabrication, integration, installation, operation, and maintenance. The standards and specifications developed by the respective subcommittees generally result from tasks established based upon military or industry requests for technical assistance. The committee also provides technical assistance to government regulatory agencies when approved by the SAE Aerospace Council.

AE-8A, Electrical Wiring and Fiber Optic Interconnect Systems Installation Subcommittee
The Electrical Wiring and Fiber Optic Interconnect Systems Installation Subcommittee, AE-8A, is established to provide a forum for gathering and disseminating technical information concerned with the requirements of designing, testing, installation, and maintenance of electrical and fiber optic interconnect systems in aerospace vehicles and equipment.

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AE-8B1, Protective Devices Subcommittee
Circuit protection devices are critical to aircraft wiring system safety. The development and update of standards that reflect the latest technologies and application practices is essential to maintaining the highest levels of wiring system safety on commercial and military aircraft. Through the concerted efforts of the Aerospace Council of SAE International, standards for the benefit of the aerospace industry and the U.S. Government are being realized.

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AE-8B3 Relays Subcommittee
SAE Subcommittee AE-8B3, Relays, shall be associated with those activities directed by the Aerospace Electronics and Electrical Systems Division of SAE, SAE Committee AE-8, Aerospace Electrical/Electronics Distribution Systems, which relate to the development and application of electromechanical relays and associated hardware standards and specifications.

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AE-8C1 Connectors Subcommittee
Scope: The Electrical/Optical Connector Subcommittee, AE-8C1 provides a forum for gathering and disseminating technical information concerned with the requirements of designing, testing, installing, and maintaining an electrical/optical connector system. An electrical/optical connector system consists of all components making up the assembly of an electrical/optical connector including backshells, contacts, fiber optics termini, tools, etc.

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AE-8C2, Terminating Devices Subcommittee
The design and use of electrical terminating devices requires continuing development and standardization of sound engineering practices to optimize proper utilization of these devices. Through the concerted efforts of the Aerospace Council of SAE International, standards for the benefit of the aerospace industry and the U.S. Government are being realized.

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AE-8D, Wire and Cable Subcommittee
The Wire and Cable Subcommittee has historically provided technical assistance to U.S. government agencies involved with preparation and maintenance of electrical wire and cable specifications. The Subcommittee is currently becoming more involved with creation and maintenance of SAE specifications for electrical wire and cable and fiber optic cable, in many cases to supersede existing Mil Specs.

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