This document describes the technical requirements, architectural options, and recommended interface standards to support an Autonomous Distress Tracking (ADT) System intended to meet global regulatory requirements for locating aircraft in distress situations and after an accident.
Raytheon E-Systems has developed and implemented an Individual AircraftTracking Program (IATP) that forms one element of a comprehensive Aircraft Structural Integrity Program (ASIP). ...This program aims to ensure the long-term structural integrity and continued airworthiness of a broad portion of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Inspection Fleet of aircraft. Specifically, six Learjet Model 60 and three Canadair Challenger CL601-3R aircraft are modified by Raytheon E-Systems to perform the Flight Inspection role for the FAA. ...The Flight Inspection usage has a marked impact on the loading spectrum experienced by the aircraft structure due to the extensive operation in the low-level gust environment, and, as a result, a drastic impact on the service life of the aircraft.
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This paper provides an overview of the approach taken by the Federal Aviation Administration for tracking and evaluating the performance of the engines installed on Flight Inspection Aircraft. ...The Flight Insepction Aircraft are used to verify the accuracy of domestic and international navigational equipment. The engine recorded data enables maintaining operational efficiency and permits timely maintenance actions.
As aircraft move to using higher voltages, there is an increased risk of electrical failure if clearance and creepage distances of electrical apparatus, especially printed circuit boards (PCBs) are not appropriately maintained. ...One failure mode that can exist on insulation of PCBs is electrical tracking across surfaces, particularly those that are contaminated (this mode of failure being distinct to arc tracking in cables). ...One failure mode that can exist on insulation of PCBs is electrical tracking across surfaces, particularly those that are contaminated (this mode of failure being distinct to arc tracking in cables). This can eventually lead to electrical failure in the form of a short circuit and could pose a fire risk in some systems.
The High-Speed Research Program Technology Tracking and Assessment Process is the process by which NASA and its industry partners measures the technical progress of the program's technology development efforts. ...Metrics are established for each technology area and tracked against end-of-program projections. The process is probabilistic in nature and consists of two phases.
This paper will discuss the conceptual integration of satellite tracking used for engine diagnostics for remote power generation sets. The significant application of this integration of technology is the capability to diagnose, monitor, make on-line adjustments and maintain complete control of the generation sets miles from their remote locations. ...Applications for diagnostics through satellite tracking are widespread. However, certain land-based power generation applications are more likely than others to lend themselves to this method of monitoring. ...The history of satellite tracking with an in-depth analysis of sensor monitoring and diagnostic science will also be explored.
COSMOS (Customer Operations Service Master On-line System) is the information system that Federal Express Corporation uses to track every package and document that it transports every day. Only Federal Express has the ability to track every shipment and provide virtually real time information about a shipment from point of pickup to point of delivery. ...Only Federal Express has the ability to track every shipment and provide virtually real time information about a shipment from point of pickup to point of delivery.
The paper describes the activity tracking methodology implemented in the Crew Activity Tracking System (CATS) using an example drawn from previous research in which CATS analyzed full-mission simulation data online. ...This paper describes how analysis of these data using model-based activity tracking can automatically assess the causes of detected deviations to support safety-enhancement efforts. ...The paper also discusses current research on using CATS to analyze flight data from a Boeing 757 aircraft.