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AARS: The Automated Aircraft Rework System

1995-09-01
952180
This paper describes the activities required to develop and implement this workcell, known as the Automated Aircraft Rework System (AARS). AARS achieved initial production status at WR-ALC in December 1994. ...The Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC), under contract to the United States Air Force (USAF), was responsible for providing the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center (WR-ALC) with a robotic workcell designed to perform automated defastening and hole location/transfer rework operations on F-15 wings. This paper describes the activities required to develop and implement this workcell, known as the Automated Aircraft Rework System (AARS).
Technical Paper

A Flexible Development System for Automated Aircraft Assembly

1996-10-01
961878
McDonnell Douglas Aircraft in St. Louis, MO manufacturers various transport and fighter military aircraft such as the C-17 and the F/A-18. ...In conjunction with MDA engineers, Electroimpact designed and built an automated EMR development system. The test bench system has complete automated riveting and Lockbolt insertion capability. ...While EMR is currently used in production on a number of aircraft programs around the world, it has only been qualified for limited use within MDA. In conjunction with MDA engineers, Electroimpact designed and built an automated EMR development system.
Technical Paper

Design for Manufacturing in Automated Aircraft Assembly Machining

2008-09-16
2008-01-2303
The lack of aircraft fastener object standardization in CATIA has forced many aircraft OEMs and suppliers to custom build and maintain their own fastener definition methods. ...Content, state and consistency of those Fastener Definitions make a huge difference to subsequent processes, especially in an extended enterprise environment, which becomes more and more common in aircraft manufacturing (e.g. 787). Cenit has been developing an application, which is fully integrated in CATIA/DELMIA V5.
Technical Paper

Automated Aircraft Paint Strip Cell

1989-04-01
890936
Air Force Logistics Aircraft Maintenance Divisions to plastic media blast (PMB) F-4 and F-16 aircraft. This paper discusses the three phases of the contract: *Phase I - Process Selection and Optimization (completed July 1987).
Technical Paper

Automated Aircraft Configuration Design and Analysis

1989-04-01
891072
The University of Kansas, Flight Research Laboratory is developing an interactive, user-friendly computer program to perform preliminary design and analysis functions for fixed wing airplanes. This paper presents a discussion of the current status of this program. Use of the program is illustrated with an example application to an advanced stealth bomber.

SAE EDGE™ Research Reports - Publications

2022-08-17
SAE EDGE Research Reports provide examinations significant topics facing mobility industry today including Connected Automated Vehicle Technologies Electrification Advanced Manufacturing
Journal Article

Automated FML Manufacturing for Aircraft Fuselages

2016-09-27
2016-01-2112
As a new material FML, made by aluminum foils and Glasfiber-Prepreg, is a real alternative to common materials for fuselages of aircrafts like monolithic aluminum or CFRP. Since experiences within A380 this material has some really good advantages and develops to the status as alternative to aluminum and composite structures. ...So following one of the main goals for an industrial application for high production rates of aircrafts is the automation of production processes inside the process chain for FML-parts like skins and panels for fuselages. ...Main steps is the automated lay-up of metallic foils and Glasfiber-Prepreg. Over this there are some more steps within positioning of i.e. stringers and doublers by automatic integration and also in parallel shorter process chain to reduce process cost significantly.
Technical Paper

A New Positioning Device Designed for Aircraft Automated Alignment System

2019-09-16
2019-01-1883
Accurate and fast positioning of large aircraft component is of great importance for Automated Alignment System. The Ball joint is a widely-used mechanical device connecting the aircraft component and positioners. ...The Ball joint is a widely-used mechanical device connecting the aircraft component and positioners. However, there are some shortcomings for the device in man-machine engineering, such as the entry state of the ball-head still needs to be confirmed by the workers and then switched to the locking state manually.
Technical Paper

Automated Prediction of Light Aircraft Performance and Riding and Handling Qualities

1973-02-01
730305
The process leading to the development of efficient computer programs for predicting the performance and riding and handling qualities of light aircraft is described. The riding and handling qualities program permits one to specify only the aircraft geometry and to obtain as output the motion that geometry will produce in response to one of five specific control surface deflections. ...The riding and handling qualities program permits one to specify only the aircraft geometry and to obtain as output the motion that geometry will produce in response to one of five specific control surface deflections. ...Present efforts are directed toward computerizing the prediction of lift and drag given the aircraft geometry, so that by specifying the geometry one can immediately determine both the performance and the riding and handling qualities.
Technical Paper

Automated Fastening of Aircraft Cargo Door Structures with a Standard Articulating Robot System

2009-11-10
2009-01-3157
The demand of flexible and cost-efficient solutions for automated fastening systems inspired us to develop the robot and end-effector technology to fulfil the customer's requirement for a highly accurate, automated robot based drill and fastening system for an aerospace application. ...The demand of flexible and cost-efficient solutions for automated fastening systems inspired us to develop the robot and end-effector technology to fulfil the customer's requirement for a highly accurate, automated robot based drill and fastening system for an aerospace application. This paper describes an innovative robot cell for drilling and solid riveting installation in cargo door structures of a single aisle aircraft at EUROCOPTER in Germany. ...This paper describes an innovative robot cell for drilling and solid riveting installation in cargo door structures of a single aisle aircraft at EUROCOPTER in Germany. The required absolute positioning accuracy is reached by using a special compensation package for the robot that was developed by BROETJE-Automation.
Technical Paper

Automated Alignment and Marry-Up of Aircraft Fuselage Sections with a Final Assembly Line

2001-09-10
2001-01-2570
The Automated Alignment Facility is used to manoeuvre and position major aircraft fuselage sections for aligning them according to the best fit philosophy. ...The major goal is to fulfill the increasing requirement of aircraft manufacturer to ensure the accuracy of completed airframes to meet a very high aerodynamic standard. ...This paper is intended to describe and focus on the main aspects and the application of the Automated Alignment Facility. It will as well describe the sophisticated technology used to ensure the important requirements including pictures and photographs showing the system in process.
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Tool Wear Classification in Automated Drilling Operations of Aircraft Structure Components using Artificial Intelligence Methods (SAE Paper 2022-01-0040)

2022-03-10
Consequently, the drilling process of a rivet hole and its correct execution is of vast importance for the airworthiness of an aircraft. The condition of the drill used, i.e., the current tool wear, has a direct effect on the quality of the hole. ...Since the aircraft industry has a particularly high requirement for defect-free production of structural components, this paper presents a study on the online-detection of tool wear in automated drilling processes using a combination of external sensor technology and Artificial Intelligence methods. ...Since the aircraft industry has a particularly high requirement for defect-free production of structural components, this paper presents a study on the online-detection of tool wear in automated drilling processes using a combination of external sensor technology and Artificial Intelligence methods.
Technical Paper

Tool Wear Classification in Automated Drilling Operations of Aircraft Structure Components using Artificial Intelligence Methods (SAE Paper 2022-01-0040)

2022-03-08
2022-01-0040
Consequently, the drilling process of a rivet hole and its correct execution is of vast importance for the airworthiness of an aircraft. The condition of the drill used, i.e., the current tool wear, has a direct effect on the quality of the hole. ...Since the aircraft industry has a particularly high requirement for defect-free production of structural components, this paper presents a study on the online-detection of tool wear in automated drilling processes using a combination of external sensor technology and Artificial Intelligence methods. ...Since the aircraft industry has a particularly high requirement for defect-free production of structural components, this paper presents a study on the online-detection of tool wear in automated drilling processes using a combination of external sensor technology and Artificial Intelligence methods.
Standard

Automated Brush Deburring

2021-08-09
CURRENT
ARP1925B
This recommended practice establishes a procedure for the application of long string abrasive monofilaments to machined aircraft structures for the purpose of removing burrs produced during the machining operations.
Student

AEROCONNECT CHALLENGE™

2022-08-17
SAE AeroConnect Challenge universities will think critically about emerging technology issues relevant to connected aircraft industry.
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